Not refrigerated eggs good for?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieCanada, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some eggs that are 7 days old in my basement its about 57F degrees. Can I still eat them? They are fertilized.
     
  2. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so. I would eat them...
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Absolutely!
     
  4. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I could just do that water test right? floats its bad sinks its good? Could I leave it out for a few weeks too?
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Being fertile doesn't affect the edibility or taste of an egg. However, if they're washed the shelf life is substantially reduced. Washed eggs kept in the refrigerator will actually absorb odors. I kept unwashed, unrefrigerated eggs at room temperature for over a month and they were perfectly fine.
     
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We on this side of the pond often don't put eggs in the fridge. Supermarkets keep eggs out on the shelves unrefridgerated with a 'sell by- date about 3 weeks away.

    Eggs out of the fridge usually keep 4-5 weeks (maybe more) in our 'not too warm' summers'.....we have temps in the 60's typically. In the States, some of you have REAL summers, so eggs won't keep as long, but at 57 degrees they should be absolutely fine.
     
  7. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are uncomfortable eating them, boil them and feed them to your dogs or chickens. Any egg over two weeks old at my house get hard boiled, that way I have 'pre-packaged' snacks for work. I give them as treats to the dogs, and my chickens LOVE them (just smush them a bit before feeding to your chickens). My dogs and chickens eat them shells and all - I prefer mine 'un-wrapped.' [​IMG]
     
  8. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I regularly keep my eggs in a basket on the counter at room temperature for weeks at a time before eating them. (I have several roosters so the eggs are fertile) They will not develop into chicks unless they are kept at 98-100 degrees for a few days.
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    If you don't eat them I will [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I regularly keep my eggs in a basket on the counter at room temperature for weeks at a time before eating them. (I have several roosters so the eggs are fertile)

    Ditto! Same here!​
     

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