Good eggs sink, reliable??

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

  1. adegiulio

    adegiulio Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 6, 2009
    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...

  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

    Aug 27, 2010
    Southeast NC
    absolute truth. that is a fact.

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