Lots of quail eggs sitting out for 7 days....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by QChickieMama, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The question is: can we still eat them?

    Here's what happened. My daughters bought an incubator of their own and were planning to set a batch of eggs tonight. I counted out 16 days, and we won't be here at hatching time. Hmph. They're bummed, but I'm glad they hadn't started the batch yet.

    We had the eggs from 7, 6, 5, and 4 days ago all in a spare fridge set at 52. Then the eggs from 3 days ago and 2 days ago sat at 70 daytime and 40 nighttime. Are they OK to eat? Can I just pop them all in the regular fridge and eat them soon?

    I would probably crack each one into a small dish first, to make sure they look OK. Even if they look OK, do you think they'll be safe enough to eat?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They should be fine to eat.
     
  3. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!!! Sure would've hated to waste so many eggs.
     
  4. CoCkYone88

    CoCkYone88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should be good to go. I have ate them many a times a few day old at those temps and a little higher, never a problem.
     
  5. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep do what you said tho. crack them into a cup first, if they all look good to go and smell just fine(they will) your good to go. enjoy.
     

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