floating egg ????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Miz Mary, May 20, 2008.

  1. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Songster

    Apr 1, 2008
    Pacific NW
    want to boil some eggs....one is floating, and the others are on end ............ are they any good ?????
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    That floating one probably isn't good, the others sound like they're on their way out as well
  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    How long are eggs good for?
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I found this when I first started on BYC:

    Eggs are good when:

    Fill a bowl with water deeper than an egg is long.
    Place eggs in bowl.
    If eggs settle to the bottom and lay on their side...they are as fresh as can be can be and yolks do not need to be thoroughly cooked.
    If eggs, while still on the bottom of the bowl, start pivoting upward they are a little less fresh but can still be used for baking, scrambling, etc.
    When completely upright but still on the bottom of the bowl...the egg is still ok but must be thoroughly cooked (scrambling, used in batter for frying, etc.)
    Once the egg actually starts to float and is no longer in contact with the bottom of the bowl...toss it!

    When things spoil, they oxidize; This might explain the whole floating egg method.
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Myself, I'd toss the floater, and boil the almost floaters for chicken food.
  6. WestTexasGal

    WestTexasGal Hatching

    Aug 30, 2014
    I just walked out gathered 10 fresh eggs. (Gathered daily). Put them to boil, they ALL floated. I know for sure that they are fresh. So, I will say that it's not true.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: