Hello there! So things are hairy scary around here. Two toddlers, chaotic plumbing repairs and leaks, house that is only half moved into(ie, we threw everything extra into the basement, and then when the plumbing leaked, shifted it all out of the way, so utter chaos has ensued) and another baby due in three weeks(human, yes, that's me +1 inside). I'm getting an average of 4 hours of sleep a night. My kids think they are farmers and wake up at 5 AM every morning. The only thing going smoothly is my kid's mealtimes(as smooth as toddlers' meal times can be) and our happy quackers!!! They are enjoying the higher temps here, and the sunshine we've been getting. So now to the issue at hand(literally) It has been three days since I washed my collected eggs. No fertile ones have shown up yet, still not warm enough for there to be open water other than their two huge water dishes I fill twice daily, and due to a feed mix-up at the store, my poor drakes have been a bit under the weather. They had lost weight until I realized we'd been sold the wrong feed! (local store mixes it, and it goes into generic bags). Needless to say, somebody at the farm store got a chewing out when I found out they were "trying to finish off some stock". I'm still getting eggs from my girls, however as they all re-bound with good feed again. So... Since it's been three days, and yes, they've been covered in goo poo... are the eggs still alright? I'm guessing today's are just fine. Yes, we're eating them until they go fertile, then we're hatching. With it being NW WI and COLD, we like to let it warm up for the duckling hatchlings. Why am I asking? Well, I've never fallen behind like this, it's been wash, mark date, and store in fridge everyday. Just concerned because I've never run up against this before! And we have 13 girls. I just want to know if the eggs are still safe/good for me and toddlers. I'm not scared, just wanting to double check... Help anyone?