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post #11 of 23

Mine last at least a month on the counter, I would imagine a fridge would be much longer...

*hint*  Someone should test it, put a dozen in the back of the fridge and start testing them after a month or so............ *hint*

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post #12 of 23

Eggs will easily last a month on the counter, and several months in the fridge.  For eating.

For hatching, it's best to get them started incubating within a week, but if they've been refrigerated, you might have up to two weeks before the viability drops waaaay off.   At least that's what I've read....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
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post #13 of 23

I boiled some for deviled eggs the other day that were eight weeks old.  Out of two dozen there were four or five floaters.  When I peeled the floaters the air cell was more than a third of the egg.  They tasted fine.

post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildsky 

Mine last at least a month on the counter, I would imagine a fridge would be much longer...

*hint*  Someone should test it, put a dozen in the back of the fridge and start testing them after a month or so............ *hint*


It's been done.  If you go to Mother Earth News and do a search you'll find a, I think, year-long experiment that included several ways of storing eggs -- in the fridge, counter, in sand, etc.

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

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post #15 of 23
17 chickens (2 New Hampshires; 2 Dominiques; 2 Giant Whites; 2 Dark Brahmas; 1 Buttercups; 3 Astrolorps 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Sumatra & 2 mutts. Two horses: Morgan, Paint; two dogs, one cat, one, very patient, husband.
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17 chickens (2 New Hampshires; 2 Dominiques; 2 Giant Whites; 2 Dark Brahmas; 1 Buttercups; 3 Astrolorps 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Sumatra & 2 mutts. Two horses: Morgan, Paint; two dogs, one cat, one, very patient, husband.
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post #16 of 23

This is good to know. I always wondered too how long they last.  I will pass this on to my chicken friends.
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1 aussie, 1 choc lab, 1 kitten- katy, 5 parakeet, 6 hens (some pure/some mix)-ruth..claudia..eleanor..bonnie..mabel..rusty, 2 fluffy frizzles-lily..rose..1 straight frizzle-violet. Most of the time hatching ducks and chickens.
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post #17 of 23

What if the egs are fertilized? can I still store them on the counter? w/o developing chics?

I have one very amazing husband, 2 sons whom I adore, 2dogs, 1cat, 1cockatiel,,3horses,1rabbit,3cochin hens, 2cochin roos,9rhode island reds and still wanting more...did I say amazing husband :o)
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I have one very amazing husband, 2 sons whom I adore, 2dogs, 1cat, 1cockatiel,,3horses,1rabbit,3cochin hens, 2cochin roos,9rhode island reds and still wanting more...did I say amazing husband :o)
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post #18 of 23

^ * eggs ( I cant type today) hmm

I have one very amazing husband, 2 sons whom I adore, 2dogs, 1cat, 1cockatiel,,3horses,1rabbit,3cochin hens, 2cochin roos,9rhode island reds and still wanting more...did I say amazing husband :o)
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I have one very amazing husband, 2 sons whom I adore, 2dogs, 1cat, 1cockatiel,,3horses,1rabbit,3cochin hens, 2cochin roos,9rhode island reds and still wanting more...did I say amazing husband :o)
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Tinkspirit70 

What if the egs are fertilized? can I still store them on the counter? w/o developing chics?


Is your counter a consistent 99-100 degrees Fahrenheit?  wink  If not, chicks won't develop no matter how fertilized those eggs are.  smile

Think about it, if we could develop chicks in fertilized eggs just sitting on the counter at room temp why in the world would anyone buy an incubator?


Edited by Olive Hill - 9/29/10 at 8:30am

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The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

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post #20 of 23

Wow!  This is awesome news!  My hens have not started laying...any day now I think fl
But I was already thinking what the heck I was going to do with the "extra" eggs cause I thought they would go bad in a week or two!  Now I am super happy to know that I can keep them in the fridge for at least a month with no worries! 
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Proud mother of 9 chickens; Harley (Big Mama), Skittles & Squeaks, Ruby & Roxy, Roo Roo Rufus, Willamina, Fredericka, & Nosy Nellie Olsen, 3 crazy cats; Sealey, Barney, & Wiggy, and 2 super spoiled dogs; Molly McMuggles & Cassiopeia 

RIP Geraldine, Evie and Rocky

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