Eggs

Canada
September 22, 2009 2:04am CST
How long would you keep eggs before cooking them. How long is safe. I bought fresh farm eggs but only have two left and they've been in the fridge for three weeks. I threw them out but I was wondering about this. Thank You for your reply.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hi Grandma. You may have already received an answer to this but, since I'm responding from an email, I can't see them yet. The way to check if eggs are still good or not is to place them in cold water. If the eggs lay on the bottom of the pot or bowl, they're good. If they are standing up but still touching the bottom, they're good. If they float to the top of the water, they're bad and should be thrown away. I'm always forgetting the last egg or two and have always used this method of checking whether they're good or not. It has worked so far!
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You so much. I have never known this but now I know what to do. Thank You very much!!!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
23 Sep 09
Thank you, I couldn't remember which way it was. Good memory refresher!
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
23 Sep 09
You're quite welcome. I'm glad I could help.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hi GRANDMA, I KEEP EGGS QUITE A FEW WEEKS. TRY NOT TO HAVE TO GO DO ANY BIG GROCERY SHOPPING BUT ONCE A MONTH I always buy enough eggs to last me most of the time. I have never had any trouble w/them ruining.
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@med889 (5958)
22 Sep 09
Three weeks is a bit longer to keep eggs bought up at the farm so it is a good that you threw them instead of cooking them as you never know if you can get contaminated with those eggs too.
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You for your response.
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• Philippines
23 Sep 09
we usually have a week to dispose the eggs from the time that we buy them each week. i don't think they go stale that fast. lol, u threw them out without checking if they are still okay? here is a discussion on how long eggs are kept in the refrigerator. please find time to read this as i find this helpful to all of us. God bless! http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_will_fresh_chicken_eggs_keep_in_the_refrigerator
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hey Grandmaof2! I'm not exactly sure how long the shelf life of eggs is, but I do know it is alot longer than most people think! As long as they are kept in the refrigerator and they are cold they can stay for a pretty long time. I keep mine for at least two months when I get them from the grocery store and I have never had a problem!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I really don't know how long you can keep them....I do know that I have mine in the refridge a lot longer then that and they are still good.....
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@AmbiePam (50436)
• United States
22 Sep 09
When I buy eggs I always have an expiration date on the carton that contain the eggs. So I'm not sure about yours. My flat out guess would be that three weeks are about it for their shelf life.
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@riyasbass (121)
• India
22 Sep 09
I just have some details that i would like to share with you eggs are naturally pretty reislent and will usually last two or three weeks unrefrigerated .This is due largely to natural antibacterial qualities in the shell. * When you bring home your carton of eggs,before you place them in the fridge, turn over every egg pointy side down. It will make the egg last longer by moving the air bubble. * After boiling an egg, you should take it out of the hot water and dunk it in cold water suddenly. That causes the inside skin to separate from the shell completely, making the egg super easy to peel. If you then break the shell, the egg will simply fall out in one piece. * Fresh eggs will keep refrigerated all winter long if you dip them in a water glass solution which seals the shells so air cannot get into them. Maybe glue will do the same thing. In my childhood, my mother did it all the time, because normally chickens don't lay all the year around
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hello riyas and welcome to my lot. I hope you love it here as much as I do. This is a nice informative bit about the eggs.
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@rainmark (4306)
22 Sep 09
Thnx for sharing this information her riyas, it gives me idea. Dipping hot cook eggs to cold water really works, coz it easy to peel. Happy myLoting.
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• Canada
22 Sep 09
The name of the water-glass solution is "Isinglass" and has been used for more than half a century for the preservation of fresh eggs! Fresh eggs, just retrieved from under the hen, should not be hard-boiled, it takes about a week, for the skin to seperate from the egg! Therefore, do not use your freshest eggs for hard boiling. Cheers!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I say those eggs were still good. I know that I have read on one sight that eggs can be kept up to almost 2 months.
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• Canada
23 Sep 09
Oh wow two months I am surprised. Thank You for your response.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Sep 09
I found this on a site and it said.. Farmers have 30 days from the day an egg is laid to get it to stores. Then, the stores have another 30 days to sell the eggs. The FDA recommends a maximum of 5 weeks in your refrigerator before you discard your eggs. What does this all boil down to? On April 1, you could be eating an egg that was laid on Christmas. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_will_fresh_chicken_eggs_keep_in_the_refrigerator Here is a link to read more where I got it from, hope it helps..my gramps used to get fresh eggs from a local farmer and he would keep them 2 months..although most times they didn't last as long as that, because they were ate.
@rainmark (4306)
22 Sep 09
We buy our eggs from supermarket,it has a best before date stamped on it, so i never worried about when it's gone off. But when buying from farm, i used to clean the eggs first and put in frigde for two weeks, after two weeks i try to break it and smell if it's off or not, if it's smell still good i cook it, if not throw it away. Happy myLoting.
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• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You for your response. I now know eggs last longer than I would have guessed.
• India
22 Sep 09
I like to have egg. Anytime i will have it. Not only me my friends, my wife, my chidren like it very much. So i have a stock of 10 egg in the fridge as default.It is very good for health. It has Vitamins and Proteins which will give you the healthy body. Eating more egg can avoid the cardiac problems. Younger should have it for their growth. Because it has more protein in it.
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• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You for your response. I use a lot of eggs because I like them so well but lately I haven't used as many as always. Thank You
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I've kept eggs in the frig for more than a month before and they were fine. But I don't know the actual time they are good for before they go bad...sorry.
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• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You for your response. I have learnt from the responses that eggs last longer than I expected for sure.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Eggs are a funny thing. You can use them up fast before the due date or wait, and they can hold up for awhile. Gee 3 weeks ago at work I needed to use a few for a new truck. Worked out well. But back to the eggs, I know you can sometimes use them past the due date.
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• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You for your response. Always appreciate hearing from you.
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• China
22 Sep 09
A good deal could be a month or so the shell may contain salmonella, resulting in food contamination. But also easily lead to improper storage of spoilage, the matter may be small, learning a great! Washed and then into the refrigerator the refrigerator is generally left a dedicated egg box bit, a lot of people buy eggs directly into the box, would not have thought about cleaning it is very easy to overlook risks of food-borne poisoning . As the eggshell in chicken egg-laying process and rolling in a cage by the sources of pollution in line with the chicken, may contain salmonella, resulting in food contamination. If you open the refrigerator door when the hands touch the shell, but also touch the cut watermelon, or other foods, cross-contamination is inevitable. Therefore, raw eggs should be thoroughly cleaned and then into the refrigerator.
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• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You for your response. I agree with your detailed comment Thanks so much.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I've been known to keep them for several weeks without any trouble. I have heard though that they should not be kept for more than a week or two. But I've kept them longer without any problems as long as they are refrigerated.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Good heavens, there is nothing wrong with keeping fresh eggs in the fridge for 3 weeks! Unless you had a power out they are still good as long as they have been kept dry. You can tell if an egg is spoiled by its appearance (and smell), or if in doubt just drop it in water and if it floats then throw it out.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I am not sure how long you can keep eggs before they go bad. I have had some for quite some time also and cooked them and they were still good. I have never heard of an expiration for them before.
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• Canada
24 Sep 09
I just asked my husband, and he says for fresh eggs, he's had them in his fridge for over a month, and they're still good. We live next door to a wonderful Farmer's market, and we eat a lot of eggs around here so this is never an issue for us, but for when we dind't have access to fresh new eggs every week, and only had the ones from the stores, a month was still OK.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I forget how you tell they're fresh. Is it that they float if ok and sink if not or the other way around? At any rate, I'd look that up on the internet and see before throwing them out. I love eggs so many ways, they don't get a chance to hang around for very long here.
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You for your response. Number 9 mentalward response has explained the water thing. Take Care.
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
22 Sep 09
I don't know about AB, but in B.C., we can NO longer buy or sell eggs at roadside marketing! Four years ago, I had 119 chickens of various & sundry breeds. The Capital Regional District brought in really tough legislation..costly, costly regulations, that were virtually impossible to comply with as you would have had to have a bank full of money to meet the requirements. Virtually ended the sale of farm/roadside eggs! So, believe it or not...this is leading up to my answer! I think commercial eggs have a 4 week, best before date...just looking at mine in the fridge (yes, I have had to resort to commercial eggs)..and there is a window of 4 weeks! Who knows, they could be feeding those poor "commercial" chickens, stabilizers, and preservatives. So nice to hear from you, enjoy your small hiatus...dear girl...and Cheers!
• Canada
23 Sep 09
Thank You once again for your response. I guess eggs last longer than I would have guessed. Take Care