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Old 06-10-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Egg Question ???

I have been buying farm raised eggs for months with no problems.However, I am now kind of worried about buying them. It is hot here,in the 80`s and 90`s.I know the eggs I am buying sit out in the heat for hours.I do bring them home wash off the poop and whatever else and put them in the fridge. Would you all continue to buy these eggs or get them at the store where they are kept cool?? Thank You !!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it.

In some countries, eggs aren't even typically refrigerated.

My understanding is that keeping them room temp (or higher) is fine at first, but if you cool them down, it's best to keep them cool until they're cooked. Something about the process of cooling and the condensation that forms when they're brought back to room temp can do something potentially bad, but keeping them out of the fridge altogether is fine, or in the fridge once you start is fine.

Sorry, I know I'm not giving technical language, it's been years since I read what I did.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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We ate eggs from our chickens on the farm in Southern NJ and we ate them all the time.
Summer never bothers them and they stay in the shade.

Here in WA It is a lot cooler on the west side the the state and I buy farm fresh all the time.
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They're fine! The fact that they aren't washed is a good thing. It means they have the natural protective barrier still on them. If they were washed and sitting out in the heat I would be a bit more worried. But since they are coming to you from a natural state you could even leave them on your counter and not refridgerate them for days or even a couple of weeks and they would still be good. We used to do that when we had chickens when we got lazy and didn't have time to wash them.
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Thank You all !!! I was worried about them getting so hot during the day.Then me buying them and eating them. NO, they sure have NOT been washed.Most still have poop on them.I wash them then put in my fridge.I feel better about them, now.Thank`s
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I just learned a whole lot about fresh eggs on this thread. I love this forum. Thanks, ladies

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Actually, if you can do it, the best is to wash them right before you want to use them... they'll stay fresher even longer that way.
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If you think they might be going bad, put them in some water and see if they sink.

From About...Frugal Living:

Have a carton of eggs that have passed their use-by date? Here's how to test to see if they are still good:

1. Fill a bowl with cold water and place your first egg inside. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it's fresh. If the egg sinks to the bottom, but stands on its point, it's still good but needs to be used soon. If the egg floats to the top, it needs to be discarded.

2. Repeat with the rest of the eggs in your carton.

I actually just use a mug unless I'm checking a bunch of them.
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