Floating Eggs

I found a nest where one of the Bantam hens had been laying.

As I picked them up they seemed very light.

I have no idea how long the eggs had been sitting there so I decided that I would float these to see if there were any good ones in the clutch.

Every single egg floated to the top of the water!
These are getting buried!
If we tried to get rid of them any other way it would be too smelly!

This is our tried and true way of checking the freshness of eggs that we aren’t sure of. If the egg sits at the bottom of the container filled with water, it’s probably a fresh egg.

If it floats at all we usually throw it away. If it floats like the ones in the photo, we bury them!

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