Leaving eggs on the counter

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by mjcalkins, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. mjcalkins

    mjcalkins Out Of The Brooder

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    I typically will leave eggs on the counter, up to 2 weeks at a time (this works well for making hard boiled eggs, so I've noticed in my research!) - Now that we have roosters and the eggs are (hopefully) fertile, does that have any impact on leaving them on the counter rather than refrigerating them? Sorry for such a question - I wouldn't think it would matter (that's what my brain is telling me, anyway) as I know that without the momma hen or an incubator, the egg can't develop, so I AM ok with leaving them out, right??

    BTW, no we haven't gotten sick from letting the eggs stay out. ;)
     
  2. We also leave eggs out in a basket on the counter. I would be comfortable with 3 weeks myself but they never last that long. I would guess that the blastoderm might progress some but that is merely a guess. Lately no eggs last longer than 5 days here as we usually eat about 10 for breakfast. I do think I see a bigger dot at times. But nothing other than that.
     
  3. mjcalkins

    mjcalkins Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your reply - yes, same here - eggs don't last long, anyway! My head knows it's fine, but I was still questioning whether it's ok, lol!
     
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    mjcalkins Out Of The Brooder

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    No, it's never above 80 in the house, even during the warmest months, thanks to having an old farmhouse. :D
     
  6. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read fertile eggs stay fresh even longer than non fertile one do.
     
  7. mjcalkins

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    Interesting! Thanks!
     

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