Float or sink? I can't remember!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fierlin1182, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    So remind me again, was it eggs that float that are the bad ones? This morning, we had two eggs that floated, but they were perfectly fine.
     
  2. S.L.Swope

    S.L.Swope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your talking about eating It's sink to eat the freshest. They float as they get older because air sacs expands. If hatching I have no clue
     
  3. Fierlin1182

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    Yep, I mean eating. [​IMG] We have no roosters. [​IMG]
    I just heard before that if the egg floats you aren't meant to eat it [​IMG]
     
  4. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't eat the floaters - they're past their prime. The ones that sink are the ones you want to have with your toast [​IMG]
     
  5. Fierlin1182

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    I'm glad I didn't eat any of the egg this morning then. [​IMG]
    After my mother mentioned they floated, my mind was playing tricks on me, telling me not to eat it even though things looked normal. [​IMG]
     
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  6. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ray's two cents :

    I'm glad I didn't eat any of the egg this morning then. [​IMG]
    After my mother mentioned they floated, my mind was playing tricks on me, telling me not to eat it even though things looked normal. [​IMG]

    Your mind was spot on. If the egg's gone bad, you won't be able to see it. Don't ever trust a floating egg - [​IMG]
     
  7. Fierlin1182

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    Quote:Your mind was spot on. If the egg's gone bad, you won't be able to see it. Don't ever trust a floating egg - [​IMG]

    Ma went as far as to smell it. Said it was normal. I still didn't eat. [​IMG]
    Last time we got a floating egg, it was one we found nestled into the nest corner - it had been there for at least a week. [​IMG]
     

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