Good eggs sink, reliable??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by adegiulio, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. adegiulio

    adegiulio Out Of The Brooder

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    I just found a cache of eggs under my coop. I've noticed in the past week that the girls were laying less, I attributed it to the shorter days. Well, now I know where all the eggs were. I seem to remember an old fact, that a good egg will sink in water, where as a rotten egg will float. All my eggs sunk like stones. Should I trust them? I plan on hard boiling them anyway...

    Thanks!
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yup. Warm water, good eggs sink, so-so eggs sit up but stay on the bottom, and bad eggs float. (The older an egg, the larger the air cell in it.)
     
  3. Adora

    Adora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    absolute truth. that is a fact.
     

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