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can I still boil it and give back to my chickens?

Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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post #2 of 4
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anyone?????  I have like 2 dozen eggs that have been refrigerated but when I put them in a pot of water today to boil, they were all floaters.  Don't want to throw them out if I don't have to.
 

Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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post #3 of 4
Hello Mommysongbird,
If the eggs were cold, that might make a difference in the flotation. How old are the eggs? You could try cracking one of the oldest into a bowl to see if it is still good.
Our eggs we do not refrigerate, and our "sell by" date is 4 weeks unrefrigerated from the date layed. If we find a hidden nest, we test our eggs by placing the room temperature egg in cold water - if the egg does not float, it is good. Sometimes they will half-float, where part is touching the bottom of the bowl, and the other is pointing upwards. We still use them, and they are fine. If we are unsure, we crack I to a separate bowl before using.
Hope this is helpful!
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Thank you Hischick.  These were cold.  They had much older dates, the majority of the eggs did not float, so maybe I will just wait till they are room temp again.  I can also crack one open to see if it is good.
 

Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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Mommysongbird wife of 11yrs to one hardworken' man, mom to 3 peeps Josh 24, Kelsey 21, Curtis 9, also have 7 grand peeps Kayla 6, Cadence 6, Wyatt 4, Pheobe 3, Annabelle 2, Rain 1 and Gracie still in the bator!

I am a SAHM homeschool my youngest child, this is our VERY FIRST chicken experience!!
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