How long are they good for?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by team_realtree, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. team_realtree

    team_realtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Say for example I left and egg in the corner of the coop and didn't pick it up how long would it be good for without being refrigerated? 1 day? 2 days? I know I can put them in water and see if they float or not but rather than doing an experiment I wanted to ask if any of you guys know. thanks!
     
  2. kgw

    kgw Out Of The Brooder

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    All depends on the weather I guess. About a week.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Europe we don't refrigerate eggs in shops ( for sale) and they are good for 6 weeks or more, but if they were in the corner of the coop they would probably be smashed or pooped on. If I find en egg somewhere, however, I go through the water....must sink, then crack and sniff routine.


    Sandie
     
  4. Rockerchic

    Rockerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad you asked. I've been wondering the same thing, since my girl plays Easter on me, and sometimes hides her egg![​IMG]
     
  5. ldrwnorman47

    ldrwnorman47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am also wondering about this. I have read on an earlier post that they are ok room temp for about 6 days. then you could do the float test..BUT i read somwhere if they are washed in water cooler than they are that the absorb that foreign body??
     

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