when is it too late?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by sassy8_11, May 25, 2007.

  1. sassy8_11

    sassy8_11 In the Brooder

    May 16, 2007
    I have some eggs from my chickens that i have had for about 3 weeks. are they bad? should i throw them out?
  2. DementedHam

    DementedHam Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Southern California
    If they are not refrigerated I'd say throw them out. The latest I will eat an egg is if it has been laid two weeks or so proir to me about to eat them.
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    If they are refrigerated they should be fine. The eggs you get at the store may be 3 weeks old before you ever get them.

    Also if you are not using your eggs and have extras you can always freeze them. Put one egg in each hole of an ice tray, freeze , pop out and I use plastic freezer bags. Works great for baking.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 25, 2007
  4. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Songster

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    We eat our unrefrigerated and unwashed for up to 3-4 weeks, no problem. We've been doing this for the last 4 years and we've never had a bad egg (or been sick). We also don't have air conditioning, so they are not cooled. We keep them in coolest spot of the counter and out of direct sunlight. In the refrigerator you can use them for a couple of months! (If you only knew how old the eggs in the store were! [​IMG] ) They repackage them over and over.
    Test them before you eat them. If they float don't eat them, if they sink eat them. They will "bob" a little from the air pocket inside, but they should be on the bottom of your container.
    Amy J.
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Can you eat that egg?

    If not sure you ought-ter
    then place it in water.
    If it lies on its side,
    then it's fresh, eat with pride.

    After three or four days
    at an angle it lays
    But, it still is a treat
    so go on and eat.

    Ten days, stands on end
    in your baking 'twill blend
    'Cause it's definitely edible
    in your baking, incredible.

    But, if it floats on the surface
    that egg serves no purpose
    'Cause a floater's a stinker !
    Out the back door best fling 'er.
  6. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal


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