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I have heard from some chicken farmers in our area that you can keep fresh eggs unrefrigerated for up 45 days. My daughter talked to a lady that hatches eggs the other day and she said that isn't true. Is there anyone out there that can correctly answer this question for me?


Edited by GrammaJodi - 10/4/09 at 8:57am
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First, this Mother Earth article is exactly about storing eggs, refrigerated and not refrigerated.  It is a bit of a long read but it is the best answer I can give you because there are a few variables, such as temperature and humidity. 

Storing Eggs
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/1977-11-01/Can-You-Really-Store-Fresh-Eggs-a-Year-or-More-Without-Refrigeration.aspx

Freshness can mean different things to different people.  This section of the Egg Quality Handbook discusses what happens as an egg ages.  Maybe between these two links you can get a better answer to your question.

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/optimum-egg-quality-a-practical-approach/5/internal-and-external-egg-quality

However, if your question involves hatching an egg instead of eating it, the answer changes dramatically.  You guessed it.  Here is a link that discusses storing eggs for hatching.

Texas A&M Incubation site
http://gallus.tamu.edu/Extension%20publications/b6092.pdf

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Thanks ridgerunner....good info!!!

1 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 2 EEs, 1 Partridge Rock, 1 Australorp, 1 Speckled Sussex and soon to hatch Blue Marans and Olive Egger plus the resident Malamute and 4 house cats
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1 Golden Laced Wyandotte, 2 EEs, 1 Partridge Rock, 1 Australorp, 1 Speckled Sussex and soon to hatch Blue Marans and Olive Egger plus the resident Malamute and 4 house cats
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