Eggs are warm...are they still good?

jed1154

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I had 2 dzen eggs i was going to give to someone, and i took them out of the fridge after a week, put them in the car, and i forgot to give them to them. They have been out of the fridge for 5 hours....and its about 80 degrees. Are they still good, or should i trash them? I think they are ok, but i dont want to risk anything. What do you guys think?
 

Momma_Cluck

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according to posts here at BYC:
Fresh eggs do NOT have to be refrigerated right away and stay well for one week... and are good for 2 months in the fridge.

The ones at the store are up to a month old before they even get there--
and usually have a 3-4 week window of use before they "expire"--
I give them less, since I do not know how they were handled...

but yours are still by far fresher-- and a few hours shouldn't matter!
 

jed1154

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OK....but they have been refrigerated for a week or so....then warmed today by accident...and now they are back in teh fridge.
 

silkiechicken

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They are fine. As long as the shell is not cracked, you can set them out for years and they just dry up. With a healthy shell, they are sterile inside. We often take out eggs and set them on the counter for at least a week before making egg cakes, so they fluff up better.
 

patandchickens

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There is NO problem as long as you eat them somewhat promptly; I don't know what it does to their shelf-life but surely doesn't improve it
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Think of it this way, when you store hatching eggs, you keep them at (warmer than fridge) cool temps for a week or more and then raise them to considerably warmer than your car got, and not only are they ok, they turn into baby chicks
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So obviously it is not a terrible thing to do
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Pat
 

Judy

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I have read several times on BYC that fresh eggs sink and old eggs float when placed in a pan of cool water.
 

jed1154

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OK. I think they are ok. Im going to take a couple out of the fridge tonight, leave them out for 5 hours, put them back in, and then eat them for breakfast for my own test.....
 

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