I just discovered a new nest of eggs - can I still eat them after 7-10 days outside?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MizzCuckoo, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. MizzCuckoo

    MizzCuckoo New Egg

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    Our two girls free range. I thought they were protesting from the heat and not laying, but today I discovered about 13 eggs behind the shed in the shade.

    I know these organic eggies still have their natural barrier and therefore can last much longer un-refridgerated, but my question is: HOW LONG? I am in California and so the temps have probably gotten into the low 80s in the shade.

    Thank you guys!!
     
  2. Peaceeagle1

    Peaceeagle1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't really know the answer to that. With that kind of heat, I would be leary. I would probably crack one open and give it the look and smell test. Can't miss a bad one that way!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, I would crack them open separately to check them out for sure, it would scare me but I don't really see why you couldn't eat them. When you think about it, I would expect some/most of them to hatch if you incubated them, so they would still be "good" if not as fresh as we like.
     
  4. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you are going to try eating them do what Kelsie, crack them on at a time separately. 80 in the shade is kinda warm, but the old crack and smell test would be the way. Still a lot fresher than store eggs.

    Mike
     
  5. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    If in doubt float before eating. If you put it in a jug of water and it sinks its okay if it floats its off.

    Personally though my chooks would be getting scrambled eggs lol
     
  6. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed , scramble them up and feed them back to the chooks. The protein will do them good.
     
  7. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    YES !!!! You'll have pals for life.
     

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