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 Songster

    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 Chirping

    Apr 13, 2011
    San Antonio
    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

    Aug 20, 2010
    Most definitely they are fine. Store eggs are often two weeks or more old before you even buy them.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    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walmart eggs they are already 3+ wks old when you bring them home, I would trust your own backyard hen eggs over any outdated store eggs.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

    Oct 1, 2008
    I use mine 4 weeks + off the counter so refrigerated will be absolutely fine.
  6. greenriver

    greenriver Chirping

    Dec 19, 2010
    Wilmington, Il
    They are OK and should peel nicely
  7. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    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 Chirping

    Sep 3, 2011
    Arcadia, FL
    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 In the Brooder

    Jan 28, 2010
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    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

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    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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