Greetings and salutations from the midlands of South Carolina

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eldondo, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Eldondo

    Eldondo New Egg

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    Here we are, outside of Columbia, the unincorporated town of Lugoff, SC. We made the decision last January to accept eight hens from my wife's sister-in-law as a result of her not wanting all twenty-five that she had to order. So we became chicken farmers. So far it has worked out a lot better than the two ducks we took on a couple years ago. The dogs have accepted them all as part of the family. The ducks tolerate them. As a result of pecking order establishment, we lost one of our Easter eggers, but all is well outside of that. I've got a question regarding the length of time that an egg can sit out before going bad, but I'll run that through the regular forum board. Glad to be here.
    Regards,
    Don
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ga
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana!
    And remember, the eggs we get from chain stores are a month old before we ever get them...so fresh eggs will last a long time. I don't collect mine every day. I've left them sitting out for days with no problems (collected, set them in the garage, and discovered them there days later...lol). Not sure what the unrefridgerated "cut-off" is...
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi Don, welcome from Hollywood, SC! I grew up mostly in Camden, but that was a long time ago.......

    There is a thread for SC:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=127943&p=130

    And another for swaps:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=421045

    If the temps aren't extreme in either direction, eggs will last a long time. As long as they don't freeze or sit for a while at 99.5 to start incubation they'll be fine. I usually keep mine in a bowl on the counter for 2-3 weeks, no problem.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  9. suzie226

    suzie226 New Egg

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    Fresh eggs ca sit on the counter for a week
     
  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio. Fresh unrefrigerated eggs last weeks, except around here. We can't keep up with orders for ours. Of course we only sell what is left over. [​IMG]
     

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