Eggs in the fridge for 4+ weeks-they are ok right?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gale65, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tucked a dozen eggs in the back of the fridge to boil and forgot about them. They've been refrigerated the whole time and they are all from the last few days of October and the first of November. They are still ok to use right? They aren't washed but some may have spots that have been wiped with a wet paper towel. Just to clarify, they are not boiled yet-they are raw.
     
  2. S.L.Swope

    S.L.Swope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would saw yes they are fine because they haven't been washed bloom is still in them and were kept cold they should last for quite a while. Do the float test. If they sink their good if float questionable. They float as they get old and air pocket increases in size. At the least crack 1 or 2 open and smell. Thats how I check mine and my hens aren't laying yet do mine come from store and usually sit there for a while before somebody buys them. I've kept mine for a month over date on package and had no problems
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Most definitely they are fine. Store eggs are often two weeks or more old before you even buy them.
     
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  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Correct when you buy a dozen walmart eggs they are already 3+ wks old when you bring them home, I would trust your own backyard hen eggs over any outdated store eggs. Boil them up.
     
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I use mine 4 weeks + off the counter so refrigerated will be absolutely fine.
     
  6. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are OK and should peel nicely
     
  7. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks everyone. Boiled them tonight but they didn't peel nicely. I'm going to try one of the other hard cooking methods I've seen here and see if that helps.
     
  8. Twiggers96

    Twiggers96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about from beginning of Oct - been in fridge whole time?

    Apparently, I am an egg hoarder.....have WAY too many eggs in my fridge. Need to share w/friends but don't want to make them sick.
    I will tell them about the float test....what do you all think?
     
  9. TeriS

    TeriS Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes- they will be fine- I also have kept mine on the counter for several months and they are STILL good:) Eggs keep for quite a long time if tnhey are raw and not boiled.
     
  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Not that I would recommend it, but a friend of mine found a dozen eggs in her pantry that was 7 months old. They boiled them and made egg salad.

    They are still alive, so I guess it was fine.
     

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