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Hey people! Do you guys put freshly laid eggs right into the refrigerator while it's still warm? Or let it cool for awhile?

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I dont usually get to them that fast I will be watching pop

we now have a yard full of critters

2 mini donkeys, 2 fainting goats, 3 peacocks 3 royal palm turkeys, 3 silkies, 5 barres rocks, 2 rhodies, 1 leghord, 2 marans, 5 eastereggers, 8 cats, 2 dogs. I think that is everyone

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we now have a yard full of critters

2 mini donkeys, 2 fainting goats, 3 peacocks 3 royal palm turkeys, 3 silkies, 5 barres rocks, 2 rhodies, 1 leghord, 2 marans, 5 eastereggers, 8 cats, 2 dogs. I think that is everyone

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Yeah hah, my hen actually lays almost at the same time of the morning so it's pretty easy for me to know when to look. But as for my question, in your opinion, would you place warm eggs straight into the refrigerator? smile

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Sometimes the eggs sit, sometimes they go right in the 'fridge. It just depends on timing. The kids collect 3-4 times daily. So, even in this freezing weather we get a lot of warm eggs. lol!

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So it doesn't really matter if you refrigerate a warm egg right away?

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Heck... we keep ours on the counter most of the time, not the fridge. Is this really bad?

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Nope, doesn't matter.  I always put mine in the fridge right away, warm or not.  One day I went to the coop to check and watched the bloom dry on an egg and it went straight in the fridge.

Kelly, mom of two daughters, six cats, and a Great Pyrenees
Black Stars, EEs, Marans, and a feathered demon (whoops, I mean silver Lakenvelder) and now 6 mixed chicks under two broodies!
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Kelly, mom of two daughters, six cats, and a Great Pyrenees
Black Stars, EEs, Marans, and a feathered demon (whoops, I mean silver Lakenvelder) and now 6 mixed chicks under two broodies!
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Alright then, thanks so much guys!

post #9 of 23

I don't even keep eggs in the fridge, any more.  I did, at first.  Not now.  They cook better at room temp, and they're fine for a couple weeks at least.  I sell or give away those I don't eat myself.

-- 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! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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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! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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Personally, I think the only place you should be putting an egg that is still warm is in the frying pan. smile

They should last a LONG time at room temperature, if you don't have to wash the bloom off. I kick my chickens out of the nest boxes at night and change the shavings often, so I don't really have to deal w/ dirty eggs. I've had eggs sit unwashed for a month or two and have yet to crack one that isn't good. If you routinely wash your eggs you'll want to refrigerate them, and you'll probably not want to put them in the fridge unwashed (theoretically anything on the shell can be drawn inside when the egg is chilled, I'm not sure how accurate that is).

I display mine proudly on the counter, in one of these:
http://www.longitude0.co.uk/egg-skelter/

The hatch cam is LIVE! Watch it here.

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3 old hens and 23 that will be laying or crowing soon! Photos of my flock including Speckled Sussex crosses (Black Star and EE), plus chick sexing tips here.

Candling pics here.

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Check out my food/farm/photo blog and follow me on Facebook for the latest on what's growing in my garden and incubator:

www.homegrowngourmet.org

www.facebook.com/TheHomegrown...

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The hatch cam is LIVE! Watch it here.

--

3 old hens and 23 that will be laying or crowing soon! Photos of my flock including Speckled Sussex crosses (Black Star and EE), plus chick sexing tips here.

Candling pics here.

--

Check out my food/farm/photo blog and follow me on Facebook for the latest on what's growing in my garden and incubator:

www.homegrowngourmet.org

www.facebook.com/TheHomegrown...

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