How long do eggs last?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ntankovich, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. ntankovich

    ntankovich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four dozen eggs in my fridge now. This winter has been good to us so far! My family had the flu a couple weeks ago though and I'm thinking atleast one of these containers is two months old. I didn't feel like cooking anything or really even moving from the couch. Do I pitch them? Is there any way to tell if they've gone bad? I don't really wash my eggs just toss them in the fridge. Thoughts?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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  3. ntankovich

    ntankovich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy moly! That's awesome! Thanks!
     
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put an egg in a glass of water.

    If it floats, there is a significant air pocket inside.

    Be cautious when breaking open these eggs, as they are no longer fresh, but not necessarily bad.
     
  5. ntankovich

    ntankovich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went ahead and cooked them to make freezer breakfast sandwiches. Tried one.. So far I'm not sick. Crossing my fingers that I won't be:)
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    You won't be sick. They just won't taste as good as fresh eggs.
     
  7. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine. I don't wash eggs either, and they keep just fine in the refrigerator for at least 3 months if not longer. If an egg smells bad (like sulfur) when you crack it, throw it out.

    Because eggs tend to stockpile pretty fast at our house, I started putting the date on the large end of each egg (with #2 pencil) before putting it in the egg carton. That way, I don't lose track of how old the eggs are, and I'm sure to always use the oldest ones first.
     

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