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fresh eggs floating?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by letitiah81, May 28, 2016.

  1. letitiah81

    letitiah81 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had 2 eggs that I am certain are less than a week old that floated when I put them in a pot to boil. I have thrown then out, but they did not look or smell bad when I cracked them. My cats had no problem eating them. I'm wondering if they are really bad or if there might be another reason they should float especially since they are only a few days old. Anyone know?
     
  2. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thought is an older egg that just surfaced, or eggs that are left in the heat too long. If I find an egg thats not in the nest, I discard it. Sometimes he's will bury eggs and uncover them a days or so later and they're bad. The heat in the hen houses can spoil eggs in no time. We pick up eggs by 10 am , and again around 12 - 1pm.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Did you observe the air cell when you broke them open?
    Was the egg malformed at all?
     

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