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Are my eggs OK to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenfever, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went out of town for 4 days and had asked the neighbors to collect (and keep) eggs for us while we were gone. Well, I don't know if they forgot or what but when we got home there were 3&1/2 doz eggs in the nest boxes. It got up to high 60's everyday while we were gone.
    Do you think they are still OK to eat. It just kills me to think about throwing out that many eggs.
     
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put them in a bowl of water if they sink they are good,I wouldnt be to afraid of them
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Yes , they should all be good
     
  4. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are probably fine, we collect our eggs thru the day, and sometimes they sit by the sink for few days before I get around to washing and putting them in cartons. Our house is 65 degrees, and I have never had a problem. The cool nights, and the even temps in the nest boxes will have kept them safe.

    I personally wouldnt worry about it. Give them a good wash too, to get rid of any nasty bacteria. Warm water and dish soap works for me.
     
  5. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I don't wash or refrigerate my eggs. They sit in a bowl on the counter until we eat them....which can be quite awhile at my house. The thermostat is currently on 76. [​IMG] Unless you have a broody hen who was sitting on them (UGH, 100 degrees is NOT good for eating) they are just perfect. [​IMG] I wouldn't wash them either....they have a coating that protects them from going bad. As soon as you wash them it is gone and they start going bad WAY faster.
     
  6. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. I took your word for it, I've eaten some now and given some away. So far so good.

    BTW we found out from out neighbor why he didn't collect eggs. He did come over the first day we were gone to get eggs and was so badly attacked by my BA rooster that he didn't want to come back [​IMG] stupid rooster!
     
  7. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    NO NO NO ...... that rooster is protecting HIS AND YOUR flock .
     
  8. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH, I know he's doing what's natural. It's just frustrating. He doesn't come after me that way. He must have seen a stranger as a serious threat.

    I guess you're right, It's kind of reassuring to know that he would protect his girls so well when something unusual comes into his pen.
     
  9. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Exactly . and thats his job . I have 2 Big Rhode Island Red Roosters and the main Alpha will DIE to protect that flock . YES , he did see that stranger as a threat .
     
  10. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was under the impression you don't wash eggs because it washes the "bloom" off of them. It also opens the pores and allows bacteria in.

    [​IMG]
     

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