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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:59 am 
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Just wondering what the unrefridgerated shelf life of a fertile egg is for consumtion?, temps here are starting to hit 32c.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:20 pm 
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I don't know the answer but I would say it should be the same as infertile eggs. Any reason you don't refrigerate? I'm hoping someone else will see this and answer.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:22 pm 
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PS. I would do the 'float test' to check for freshness. If eggs sink when covered by water then they are fresh, if they float then don't eat them.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:21 pm 
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I believe the shelf life of fertile eggs is a little less than non fertiles (but can't remember what the difference is). but I agree with the others - why not refrigerate?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:30 pm 
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Lucy/Nelly,

Perhaps like me, I keep the fertiles on the bench and do the turn twice a day, but at some point usually after about 7 days I change their status from "possible hatcher" to eater, and then I stick them in the fridge,

I am not setting any more myself this season (Keep telling myself this and perhaps I'll believe it :lol: ) but will swap fertiles for stuff, like beer/wine/plants/bag of feed/etc


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Ok. That makes sense. In that situation I would just do the float test and if theyare fresh then pop them in the fridge god general consumption.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:16 pm 
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Ahh right. That makes sense. I just use them as week old eggs but out temperatures dont reach that high usually!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:20 pm 
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Just in case I get a hen go clucky, if I don't within 10 days they will become possible eaters.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:10 pm 
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fresh eggs sitting on a bench for ten days is no problems at all in the eating department.

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