Eggs - how long are they good to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by projectpennypinchers, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. projectpennypinchers

    projectpennypinchers Hatching

    Feb 7, 2011
    We didn't realize one of our leghorns was laying in a funny spot until today, when we found 8 eggs inside our shed! They've been laying for about a month, but I don't think the eggs are that old. Anyone know how long they can stay outside and still be good to bring inside and eat? Thanks!

  2. KDK1

    KDK1 Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    Tennessee Plateau
    As long as she hasn't been sitting on them, they should be fine. You can also give them the float test... if they float throw them out. If they sink, they sould be good but I would still crack into a bowl and check before frying them.

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