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How long are eggs good in the fridge?  I have a large supply of eggs and I want to make sure they are still good before giving them away.  I did the float test on some of what I think are the older eggs and they just barely started to stand up.  According to the site I found if the egg lays flat it's fresh, if it stands up it's still good but about a week old, and if it floats it's bad. I have friends on facebook telling me to throw out anything over a week old.  What are your opinions?

Mom to 3 human children, 3 mallard ducklings, a pomeranian, a shih tzu, a maine coon, 2 leopard geckos, a corn snake, a hamster, a 92 gallon freshwater aquarium and a 1400 gallon koi/goldfish pond 

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Mom to 3 human children, 3 mallard ducklings, a pomeranian, a shih tzu, a maine coon, 2 leopard geckos, a corn snake, a hamster, a 92 gallon freshwater aquarium and a 1400 gallon koi/goldfish pond 

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post #2 of 6
Mine stay good at least a month sometimes more. If they are older I float test them. But remember the chicken eggs you buy at the store are a month old. I have four hens and all lay daily so I also have a bunch of eggs.
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Ok, these should still be good then. I'll just float test any I'm unsure about. Thank you for your reply!!  

Mom to 3 human children, 3 mallard ducklings, a pomeranian, a shih tzu, a maine coon, 2 leopard geckos, a corn snake, a hamster, a 92 gallon freshwater aquarium and a 1400 gallon koi/goldfish pond 

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Mom to 3 human children, 3 mallard ducklings, a pomeranian, a shih tzu, a maine coon, 2 leopard geckos, a corn snake, a hamster, a 92 gallon freshwater aquarium and a 1400 gallon koi/goldfish pond 

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Yep, try the sink test.. when they start to go upright they are older but still usable if it floats, toss it! over a week old lol yeah, they'd die if they knew how old those eggs they just bought at the store were. roll.png

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~ Firefly Farms home to

 

Ducks-                                                            Chickens-

Muscovy, Calls, Buff orpington & Pekin          Ameraucana, Ameraucana x(ie Easter Eggers), Silkies, Malines, Bielefelder & Bantam Cochin

 

As well as Miniature horses, Sheep & lionhead rabbits, Plus fish, dogs, cats & parrots.

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Haha that's what I thought!!  I have 2 female mallards that each lay an egg daily and I have 42 in my fridge.  I float tested a few of the oldest ones (I'm not exactly sure which are oldest/newest but I have a general idea) and it still laid flat, maybe barely starting to stand up. We need to start eating them but honestly I'm still a little squeamish about them.  If I eat eggs it's egg beaters from a carton lol.  I know, I need to get over it.  My 2 youngest kids and my husband have eaten them but it weirds me out a little hahaha

Mom to 3 human children, 3 mallard ducklings, a pomeranian, a shih tzu, a maine coon, 2 leopard geckos, a corn snake, a hamster, a 92 gallon freshwater aquarium and a 1400 gallon koi/goldfish pond 

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Mom to 3 human children, 3 mallard ducklings, a pomeranian, a shih tzu, a maine coon, 2 leopard geckos, a corn snake, a hamster, a 92 gallon freshwater aquarium and a 1400 gallon koi/goldfish pond 

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Haha that's what I thought!!  I have 2 female mallards that each lay an egg daily and I have 42 in my fridge.  I float tested a few of the oldest ones (I'm not exactly sure which are oldest/newest but I have a general idea) and it still laid flat, maybe barely starting to stand up. We need to start eating them but honestly I'm still a little squeamish about them.  If I eat eggs it's egg beaters from a carton lol.  I know, I need to get over it.  My 2 youngest kids and my husband have eaten them but it weirds me out a little hahaha

Try baking with them they make awesome brownies. and with that many eggs you could have a bake sale. wink.png

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/In-Christ-Alone-a-Very-Powerful-Worship-Video-792.html

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/In-Christ-Alone-a-Very-Powerful-Worship-Video-792.html

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