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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mommysongbird, Jul 12, 2013.
can I still boil it and give back to my chickens?
anyone????? I have like 2 dozen eggs that have been refrigerated but when I put them in a pot of water today to boil, they were all floaters. Don't want to throw them out if I don't have to.
If the eggs were cold, that might make a difference in the flotation. How old are the eggs? You could try cracking one of the oldest into a bowl to see if it is still good.
Our eggs we do not refrigerate, and our "sell by" date is 4 weeks unrefrigerated from the date layed. If we find a hidden nest, we test our eggs by placing the room temperature egg in cold water - if the egg does not float, it is good. Sometimes they will half-float, where part is touching the bottom of the bowl, and the other is pointing upwards. We still use them, and they are fine. If we are unsure, we crack I to a separate bowl before using.
Hope this is helpful!
Thank you Hischick. These were cold. They had much older dates, the majority of the eggs did not float, so maybe I will just wait till they are room temp again. I can also crack one open to see if it is good.