How to tell difference boiled and fresh eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    OKay, embarrassing question. We had about half dozen boiled eggs in frig which got put back in the carton with fresh. Is there any way to tell which are boiled and which are fresh without cracking them? Need to make deviled eggs for the holiday but would prefer not to take week old twice boiled eggs to the in laws?????[​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Happend here too and I could not tell the difference, so now I have a carton marked cooked with a blk marker so i will know for sure.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Set them on the countertop and spin them. Hard-boiled eggs will continue spinning, uncooked eggs stop spinning more quickly.
     
  4. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With chicken eggs, you spin them. Boiled eggs spin very easily. Uncooked ones do not.

    I would think this would also work with duck eggs.
     
  5. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
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    try candling them...probably cant see through the boiled ones...
     
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  6. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Whoo hoos! Spinning seems to work pretty good. I know have at least 18 confirmed fresh....Thanks! Will try candling the remainer. [​IMG]:weee
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm glad to know it works too, even though i now have a designated egg carton for my cooked eggs. [​IMG]
     
  8. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I boiled some chicken eggs for "dummy eggs" in my ducky's nests. I give them a good spin every once in a while to make sure it's not a new duck egg [​IMG] wishful thinking.
     
  9. duckdad

    duckdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:.......and the problem is what exactly ? [​IMG]
     
  10. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Quote:.......and the problem is what exactly ? [​IMG]

    I am probably going to get the "are these duck eggs" and end up bringing most of them home anyway!

    You gave me a good chuckle duckdad!
     
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