Exploded Egg when boiling

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rwgrout, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. rwgrout

    rwgrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK - so this isn't really the right spot for this but I'm hoping someone can answer my question. For the first time ever I had an egg EXPLODE while boiling. Not just crack and it oozed out a little but the whole end BLEW OFF!! The method I used is room temperature eggs into tepid water and slowly bring to a boil. I "floated" all of them before starting. I'm certainly not a newbie at boiling eggs but this is the first time I've ever had that happen. I hate to throw it away due to ignorance but I just don't know if it's safe to eat? Or should I just toss it? Better safe than sorry. It's not like the won't be more tomorrow!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    It should be just fine. I'm guessing it was a very fresh egg. The air cell was small enough that when the contents started expanding, they had no where to go. I put about a tablespoon of salt in my water. It helps by drawing some moisture out of the egg.
     
  3. DeepDishChix

    DeepDishChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed it to the chickens if you have any. This has happened before, and its because too much pressure builds up in the egg, causing it to explode. There might have been some substance like oil or wax in the water that was clogging the pores. Hope this helps!
     
  4. rwgrout

    rwgrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
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