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duck eggs for eating

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kacey52, May 7, 2013.

  1. Kacey52

    Kacey52 Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. calmwinds

    calmwinds Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  3. Kacey52

    Kacey52 Out Of The Brooder

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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!!
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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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. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kacey52

    Kacey52 Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Try baking with them they make awesome brownies. and with that many eggs you could have a bake sale. [​IMG]
     

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