Can I eat this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by team_realtree, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my first ever egg! I know for sure it is at the most 2 days old. I never check all the corners of the coop but when I was cleaning out the coop I found it. It wasn't there 2 days ago when I did my previous cleaning. When I put it in a glass of water it sinks...I know most wouldn't bother but its my FIRST egg! What do you think?
     
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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Float test. Place the egg in water. If the egg sinks it is fresh and can be eaten. If it floats it is old and should be discarded. Good luck.
     
  3. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it takes way more than two days for an egg to spoil, yeah its fine
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the egg sinks, it's okay. It's when it floats that it's rotten. You could crack it into a bowl and check it out before you add it to anything if you like. AND, Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm still waiting on my girls. [​IMG]
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    It's fine to eat and the first egg always taste best. Might have something to do with all the waiting. [​IMG]
     
  6. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ate it...hopefully I dont die.
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

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    I think you'll live. But you might get an incredible craving for another egg.
     
  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  9. Whimsy

    Whimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't that egg taste better than any egg you ever had? I just had my first last week of course it was from a Banty so it was small., but it was the best two bites of egg I ever had [​IMG]
     
  10. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got greedy & just fired up my first egg...SLLRRPPP!!!
     

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