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Eggs in the fridge

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

  1. yardbird tx

    yardbird tx Songster

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    How long will quail eggs stay good for eating in the fridge?
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011

  2. Robo

    Robo Songster

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

    yardbird tx Songster

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Ok thanks. That's what I tough but these are my first quail eggs so wanted to make sure.
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    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 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    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 Songster

    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 In the Brooder

    Dec 31, 2010
    What difference would there be between scrambling and baking with an old egg?

  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Quail Eggs Because Of Their Size And Design Will Dehydrate Faster. Not Per Se" Spoil.
  9. TGarcia

    TGarcia Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    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 Songster

    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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