Need to float some eggs.........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eggcited2, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We found a pile of eggs in an unusual place. They could be a few weeks old, so want to do a float test. I can't remember if the egg should stay on the bottom or float. Which one means the egg is ok?
     
  2. zathura12

    zathura12 Out Of The Brooder

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    i think it is when they sink they are less than a week old because of the smaller air sac. If it floats than i am pretty sure it is too old. you can also google it and it should come up with a bunch of websites. i wish i had known that when I found a clutch of my bantam's eggs. [​IMG]
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want them to sink. [​IMG]
     
  4. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    Quote:When it is at the bottom its good to eat, when its floating more its stale.
     
  5. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everyone. I thought they should stay on the bottom and if they float, throw them away. But wanted to make sure. Wouldn't want to make a mistake and then eat one. [​IMG]
     

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