Eggs in the fridge

Discussion in 'Quail' started by yardbird tx, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long will quail eggs stay good for eating in the fridge?
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  2. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
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    2-3 weeks
     
  3. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks. That's what I tough but these are my first quail eggs so wanted to make sure.
     
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Oh, they'll last MUCH MUCH longer than 2-3 weeks in the fridge. I will leave them on the counter for that long and use them. Heck, I've seen them sit in the incubator for two weeks & cracked them open (the ones that didn't develop) and they still looked fresh (no, I did NOT eat those...)

    In the fridge? I wouldn't be afraid to eat them after 6 weeks. I'd just crack each egg separately into a dish & cook them well.
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't be afraid to use a 6 week old egg, if cracked individually as you say and it appears "normal" but I wouldn't eat it per se as an egg -- would be ok to bake with, IMO.

    Because they're smaller, I think quail eggs might tend to go off faster?
     
  6. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I don't think they'll spoil faster -- just sort of dry up. If they are gooey and thick when you crack them, then that's happening & I'd toss it.

    Definitely bake with them if they are really old, as opposed to scrambling...
     
  7. Farmerman

    Farmerman Out Of The Brooder

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    What difference would there be between scrambling and baking with an old egg?
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quail Eggs Because Of Their Size And Design Will Dehydrate Faster. Not Per Se" Spoil.
     
  9. TGarcia

    TGarcia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Denninmi, they can sit out on the counter for up to that long and then even be incubated? The ones I'm getting now I am just refrigerating them cause I'm not ready to incubate quail eggs again til probably spring. And we've been eating them well within a 2 week period along with my chicken eggs. But I was wondering just how long they could sit out until I got enough to put in the incubator all at once.
     
  10. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:Some of us don't fry / scramble / boil our eggs fully done. [​IMG] I like to eat them easy over, or scrambled but still moist. Sometimes I'm known to soft boil eggs. I feel comfortable doing this with fresher eggs, but not so much with older eggs.
     

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