Fresh Eggs are Rotten

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vigario, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. vigario

    vigario Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2011
    I found a couple of eggs on the bottom of the hen house and since they weren't in the nesting boxes, gave them the "float" test. Well they floated and when they were opened exploded like rotten eggs. A couple of days later I found two more. This time I shook them and I could hear the insides move around. I tossed on on the ground and it exploded. From then on I search the hen house from head to toe every night. Well, last night I found another egg on the ground and though nothing sloshed when I shook it, it failed the float test. Can hens lay eggs that are rotten? Can hens lay eggs that slosh when shook?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    Eggs that float are old eggs. Good ones sink.
  3. They can lay rotten eggs if they have been egg bound for a while.

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