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Eggs after a vacation.... Safe?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MACKLN308, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. MACKLN308

    MACKLN308 In the Brooder

    Oct 5, 2014
    I have read a number of threads about eggs and whether or not to clean them as well as discussions on how long eggs are good at room temperature. However I just got back from a 2 week trip back home and I came back to 27 turd covered eggs. Apparently the guy taking care of my flock didn't want any eggs and my chickens have a bad habit of pooping in the nesting box. It's usually not an issue when I am around because I check for eggs daily. What is everyone's thought on whether to trash them or not. I washed every single one with water and now how them in the fridge. The white ones are still not so white.

  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sanilac County,Michigan
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    They would still be good, however by washing them you have removed the bloom meaning they will only be good for about two to three more weeks. I would use them first.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I eat eggs that have had poop on them all the time, but I'd probably not eat those. They're probably fine, especially if the weather was cold-ish, but I'm just not sure I'd be that hungry. If you are, just float test them and crack them into a separate bowl before you use them. If you discard them, don't just trash them, feed them to the birds, dogs or cats, whatever you have around.

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