How to tell if you have bad eggs

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Lynette, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    My mom recently told me that if you crack open an egg and the yolk breaks and runs, the egg is spoiled. Is this true? I always thought spoiled eggs stunk. I have had eggs like that and they smelled fine.
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    One way to tell if an egg is old (and possibly spoiled) is the float test. You fill a container with water and put the eggs in it. If they float, they're old/spoiled. If they sink, they are fresher and ok.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    And if they hang out in the middle they are not super fresh but not spoiled (completely under water but not on the bottom.
     
  5. Lynette

    Lynette Chillin' With My Peeps

    I do know about the float test, but never heard of yolks breaking. But I am relieved that it isn't true.[​IMG]
     

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