Today, while messing with the chickens, I happened to move one of their boxes and found an egg behind it! I’ve been short on eggs lately, and this was one I definitely could have used! But, I had no idea how long it had been sitting there, so instead of taking any chances, I tossed it into the woods.
But then I got curious about that egg. I wondered if it really was bad or not. Did I just waste a totally good egg? I decided to do a little research, and I found some very interesting advice!!
If you want to know if your egg is still good, here’s how you can tell:
Put the egg in cold water. If it floats completely off the bottom of the container, it’s bad. If it sinks, it’s good!
Isn’t that COOL?
*The only thing about that is once your egg has been in the water, you need to eat it within the next few days. The water washes off the “bloom” on the shell which protects it from bacteria entering.
So, the next time I find an egg hiding somewhere, I’m definitely doing the test before just tossing it away!