Please Help, egg problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Foghorn-Leghorn46, May 31, 2011.

  1. Foghorn-Leghorn46

    Foghorn-Leghorn46 Out Of The Brooder

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    My water was contaminated for a week because a storm damaged the water company near me, so i could not wash any of my eggs. So they were refrigerated for a couple a days, and i got to wash them today. Then after they were to washed they were left out in room temperature for about 7 hours, because i had to go to work and i forgot to put them back in the refrigerator. Are they eggs ruined?
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ruined for what ... eating or incubating?
     
  3. Foghorn-Leghorn46

    Foghorn-Leghorn46 Out Of The Brooder

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    Eating
     
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are probably ok but for me it would not be worth the risk... don't like spending 12 hours puking my guts out. More eggs will come.
     
  5. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a lot then you could break one and see what is in there.If it is good then the others should be good too but I dont think so...
     
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I personally wouldn't eat an egg that's been washed. The water lets all the bad stuff go through the shell into the egg, but that's just ME.
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I'd have no problem eating those eggs. I always break them in a separate bowl before cooking- usually I'm looking at fertility, though! [​IMG]

    The washing water was no longer contaminated.

    The US is one of the few countries that refrigerates eggs.

    They only sat out for 7 hours. No big deal.

    Washed eggs don't last as long as unwashed eggs, because the "bloom" is removed. It does NOT necessarily increase the absorption of bacteria.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Almost all store eggs are washed, and they last months.
     

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