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How long are eggs good for?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Funsizeracing, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Funsizeracing

    Funsizeracing Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out of town on Saturday and returned Monday afternoon. Temps were between 40 and 75. Do you think the eggs are ok to eat still?
    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    They are only a couple days old right? If so then yes they are still good to eat. In other countries they don't even refrigerate eggs and they are still good. If you are ever not sure you can float test the eggs. If the egg sinks, it is good. If it kinda half floats it is still good but you should eat it soon. If the egg floats, you probably don't want to eat it because it is pretty old.
     
  3. Nuzzy

    Nuzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Ours remain on our counter at 70-75° until eaten. Will easily last months if not washed. (Not that we could keep them around that long)
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You might want to hunt up the research project that Mother Earth News did on this a few years ago.
     
  5. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used to get free double yolk eggs from the local commercial egg farm. They were too big to go in cartons so they were culls. When I got them, they were unwashed. I'd leave them on the counter until used and never had a spoiled one. Eggs last a long time if you don't wash them.
     
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Quote:This study says that unwashed homestead eggs can last 7 months with only runny whites.
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Do eggs last longer(unwashed) if refrigerated or left out on the counter?
     
  8. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Quote:In the fridge.. That was supposed to be in the previous post, but I forgot it... [​IMG]
     
  9. GreenEarth

    GreenEarth Out Of The Brooder

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    Seven months! Holy cannoli!!
    Quote:This study says that unwashed homestead eggs can last 7 months with only runny whites.
     

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