Easter egger eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken man101, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. chicken man101

    chicken man101 New Egg

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    Can anyone help me ,..... I have about 7 different breeds of chicken and the only one im in question of is my easter egger. Why do her eggs float mind you it dosnt matter the age if the eggs ie. 1 hr old or 2 weeks they ALL float (only have one bird)
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    As far as I know the float test is only to determine if eggs are old or fresh, for eating. Old ones rise to the top. Fresh ones stay down. It doesn't indicate fertility. If you crack an egg open and it shows a "bulls-eye." That indicates germination has begun.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Maybe she lays eggs with a larger air cell? As an egg ages the egg naturally loses moisture and the air cell grows so maybe she lays eggs with a larger cell from the off.
    Have a chat with EE owners who could shed some more light for you ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/273489/the-ee-braggers-thread

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Does her eggs float when they're freshly laid? They shouldn't… fresh eggs normally have just about no air cell. Can you crack an egg open and show us what it looks like?
     

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