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Umm, do eggs go bad?

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I have eggs in my fridge from January....Do eggs go bad? Can we still use them?
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I wouldn't, but you can test them. Put them into a large bowl of water If they float, they're bad.
post #3 of 43
Yes, eggs go bad. January?? Throw them out.
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I would not use eggs from January. They do go bad, and I wouldn't even dare crack one to find out.
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They do, but not as fast as you think. That said, I don't think I'd eat any older than a couple of months. I like the PP's suggestion of floating them to be sure. But not from January.
post #6 of 43
Yes, eggs can go bad.

Wow, I'm wondering how you lost eggs in your fridge for over 5 months. We go through several dozen in a week!
post #7 of 43
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They do, but not as fast as you think. That said, I don't think I'd eat any older than a couple of months. I like the PP's suggestion of floating them to be sure. But not from January.
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April maybe. But not January.
post #8 of 43
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
Yes, eggs can go bad.

Wow, I'm wondering how you lost eggs in your fridge for over 5 months. We go through several dozen in a week!
Wow, I wish you were my neighbor. My chickens say at least 6 eggs a day and I had 48 frickin eggs in the fridge the other day before I finally made my husband take them all to work for his coworkers.

We eat about one days eggs in a week.

I've often wondered how long my chickens eggs will last. I've read that they last longer because they're not washed and they keep some protective coating on them. hmmm, off topic, I know. Sorry

Lisa
post #9 of 43
30 days for store bought, 45 for fresh is my "rule".
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Wow, I wish you were my neighbor. My chickens say at least 6 eggs a day and I had 48 frickin eggs in the fridge the other day before I finally made my husband take them all to work for his coworkers.

We eat about one days eggs in a week.

I've often wondered how long my chickens eggs will last. I've read that they last longer because they're not washed and they keep some protective coating on them. hmmm, off topic, I know. Sorry

Lisa
So I am going to have to ask this. I daydream about getting chickens (apparently the egg production might be more than I need), and this may be a stupid question, but how does that work? Do you need a rooster? Are the chickens having sex everyday? If not, how do the eggs get here? I feel dumb for asking, but I am so curious.

Are just laid eggs safe? Do you have to do anything special before you eat them? :

And as far as my eggs were concerned...I knew they were there...I just didn't feel like eggs YKWIM?
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Originally Posted by New_Natural_Mom View Post
I have eggs in my fridge from January....Do eggs go bad? Can we still use them?
yikes...throw em' out!!!
post #12 of 43
I know how you feel about the eggs; I really don't like them much.

I"ve used 4 month old eggs, before. I don't know if I've ever had any last 6 months, though. I think they just get more watery as time goes on. Just stick them in water. If they float, DON"T break them, or you will have a very, very unhappy smell in your kitchen.
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the egg cartons from the store do have an expiry date stamped on them...

i have also heard you should keep them in the carton in the main part of the fridge/not in the DOOR of the fridge...because it gets warmer there with all the door opening etc.

i just used eggs yesterday that the expiry date was may 22
but i would NOT use eggs from January
post #14 of 43
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
Yes, eggs can go bad.

Wow, I'm wondering how you lost eggs in your fridge for over 5 months. We go through several dozen in a week!
Holy cow, I mean chicken! What on earth are you doing with them?

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I have eggs in my fridge from January....Do eggs go bad? Can we still use them?

Um, yes, please take them to the nearest dump, and drive slowly...........
post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by New_Natural_Mom View Post
Do eggs go bad?
Ain't you ever heard of a ROTTEN EGG?
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Originally Posted by New_Natural_Mom View Post
So I am going to have to ask this. I daydream about getting chickens (apparently the egg production might be more than I need), and this may be a stupid question, but how does that work? Do you need a rooster? Are the chickens having sex everyday? If not, how do the eggs get here? I feel dumb for asking, but I am so curious.

Are just laid eggs safe? Do you have to do anything special before you eat them? :

And as far as my eggs were concerned...I knew they were there...I just didn't feel like eggs YKWIM?
well, did they float? I have 7 grown chickens and 3 babies. No rooster. The grown ones lay every day. It started with a trip the the feedstore to get dogfood and seeing cute chicks. 13 chicks later....LOL Some died, some were given away, some survived and now they lay!

The trick is to not wash them and they last a long time. They go from the nest to the fridge. I rinse off poop just before cracking if there's any poop. That's rare, but does happen. I loove chickens! They're so interesting, but I'm not that crazy about eggs. It was more interesting when we had roosters, but we had to give them away.

Lisa
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Originally Posted by New_Natural_Mom View Post
So I am going to have to ask this. I daydream about getting chickens (apparently the egg production might be more than I need), and this may be a stupid question, but how does that work? Do you need a rooster? Are the chickens having sex everyday? If not, how do the eggs get here? I feel dumb for asking, but I am so curious.

Are just laid eggs safe? Do you have to do anything special before you eat them? :

And as far as my eggs were concerned...I knew they were there...I just didn't feel like eggs YKWIM?
Oh my gosh, I've wondered the same thing most of my life. I asked the girl at the pet store why ds's goldfish was "nesting" to lay eggs even though it (presumably 'she') doesn't have a mate in there! She looked at me funny and said, "Well, they lay eggs regularly. They just don't get fertilized unless there's a male." Perhaps it's the same way with chickens? Though I thought they didn't lay eggs unless they had mated. Now I'm confused.

I suppose we lay eggs once a month... We just can't see them.
You should find out if they're bad. Crack one into a frying pan. I triple dog dare you. Or, throw them at your worst enemy's house.
post #18 of 43
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Oh my gosh, I've wondered the same thing most of my life. I asked the girl at the pet store why ds's goldfish was "nesting" to lay eggs even though it (presumably 'she') doesn't have a mate in there! She looked at me funny and said, "Well, they lay eggs regularly. They just don't get fertilized unless there's a male." Perhaps it's the same way with chickens? Though I thought they didn't lay eggs unless they had mated. Now I'm confused.

I suppose we lay eggs once a month... We just can't see them.
You should find out if they're bad. Crack one into a frying pan. I triple dog dare you. Or, throw them at your worst enemy's house.
Well, with fish, the male scatters sperm over top of the already laid eggs. Most fish anyway. There are a few (sharks, notably) who inseminate internally.

Chickens lay eggs every day, even without a rooster present. Egg laying for chickens is similar to our menstrual cycle. Except that either way, the egg comes out. If it is not fertilized, it comes out, if it is fertilized, it comes out.

That said, I keep fresh eggs about a month, and toss store bought ones after 2 weeks or so.
post #19 of 43
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I suppose we lay eggs once a month... We just can't see them.
l
That's pretty much exactly what chicken eggs are, chicken menses. Grosses some people out, but not me. I eggs.
post #20 of 43
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Originally Posted by ~Calla~ View Post
Holy cow, I mean chicken! What on earth are you doing with them?
Um, eating them. : I usually have scrambled or fried eggs for breakfast. I use them in baking. I hard boil them to have as snacks or to make egg salad with. I make quiches for dinner.
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