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eggs - how long do they keep for? (How can you tell if they are "off"?)

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Lizzzombie Tue 12-Aug-08 16:01:28

My sister in law gave me a dozen eggs a month ago, laid at home by her own chickens. I still have 6 left, will they be mouldy? Should I chuck them or can I still use them?

Pinkjenny Tue 12-Aug-08 16:02:43

I've often wondered this - dh's grandparents are forever giving us eggs.


MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 16:03:19

Something to do with how they float in water, hang on a sec...

tortoiseSHELL Tue 12-Aug-08 16:03:35

They last at least 3 weeks. You can tell if they are ok by putting them in a bowl of water - if any part of the egg touches the bottom of the bowl it is fine, if it floats then it is bad.

MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 16:04:10

look here

HeadFairy Tue 12-Aug-08 16:06:01

I've cracked open an off egg once... there's absolutely no doubt about it when you do that... peeeeooooooh!!!!

Lizzzombie Tue 12-Aug-08 16:07:27

Fab thanks - just done my eggsperiment wink out of 8, 4 good and 4 bad.

Thank you for your advice!

Alambil Tue 12-Aug-08 23:06:19

yes - crack and sniff!

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