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Discussion in 'Quail' started by yardbird tx, Jan 3, 2011.
How long will quail eggs stay good for eating in the fridge?
Ok thanks. That's what I tough but these are my first quail eggs so wanted to make sure.
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.
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?
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...
What difference would there be between scrambling and baking with an old egg?
Quail Eggs Because Of Their Size And Design Will Dehydrate Faster. Not Per Se" Spoil.
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.
Quote:Some of us don't fry / scramble / boil our eggs fully done. 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.