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Eggs after a vacation.... Safe?

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

  1. MACKLN308

    MACKLN308 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    trash
     
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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