how do i tell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by houstonw, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. houstonw

    houstonw Out Of The Brooder

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    is there a way to telliff the eggs are bad or good before i break them open i read somewhere about dipping them in water is this true if they float they r good and if they sink they r bad could anyone let me know how they test there eggs because i wouldnt like to crak one open and find something bad inside fairly new to this always looking for advice many thanks byc ers
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's the other way around. If you put them in a deep bowl of cool water and they float, they are too old to eat. If they stay at the bottom, they are good. A really rotten egg will stink right through the shell, before you crack it. If you collect the eggs once or twice a day, they will be fresh, and you don't need to test them. You will not find a developing chick unless a hen has been sitting on the egg for several days and nights.
     

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