How long do eggs stay good - no refrigeration?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shelly Chip, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip Out Of The Brooder

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    So I bought some eggs from a farmer yesterday and accidentally left them in my car all afternoon and overnight. It was in the 60s during the day and 50s at night. Can I still eat the eggs or are they bad now. They were without refrigeration for a good 18 hours or so.
     
  2. jerseychicken

    jerseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!
    i read somewhere that eggs can stay out on the counter for at least 6 months unwashed.
    you had the eggs in the car so i would test them in water. if i remember correctly if they are good they will sink. if not they will float.
    hope this helps
     
  3. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Kernel Cluck

    Kernel Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have all of our eggs in a basket on the kithcen counter for an average of 2 weeks. Do the float test but I am sure your OK.
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I leave mine on the counter too. If the girls are laying well and the older eggs are piling up I just boil them for snacks or salad every two to three weeks.
     
  6. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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