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How long do my eggs keep (out of the fridge)?

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Hi, I keep seeing and reading about this idea of keeping egg baskets full of eggs on display in your kitchen, but I can't find any info about how long they last! Reason: I came up with the idea to make a beaded wire egg basket with my daughter to collect and display our eggs in (you know, the type of project that will last ALL WEEK... Busy brains and fingers equals not hearing "I'm boooooored," "what can I do!!?" and "mommy!!!" every five seconds!!) but how long will my (unwashed) eggs last on the counter, and does anyone else keep their eggs out? Thanks!
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I keep all my duck eggs, and some chicken eggs on the counter: I don't refrigerate them at all since they are better for baking at room temperature. I have had eggs that sat on the counter for up to 3 weeks and only a couple went bad (duck eggs, not chicken). I do refrigerate eggs I sell to my customers though; I live in a state that has nearly as many lawyers as California, so better safe than sorry. hmm.png


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Mom to 3 human children, 2 golden retrievers, 2 cats, 3 goats, 1 burro, 150+ chickens (Ameraucanas, New Hamsphire, Dark Cornish (Standard and Bantam), White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, RIR, & Delawares), 45 ducks (runner, pekin, khaki, silver appleyard, welsh harlequin, French White Muscovy), 18 Buff Saddleback Pomeranian & 2 Toulouse Geese, 23 turkeys, 2 guinea pigs, & a...



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Lots of older threads on this topic so if you don't get a lot of responses, look back a little.

 

My answer is my eggs last until I use them lol.

 

My kitchen is cool-ish and I just keep my eggs on the counter. Sometimes I've lost track and am pretty sure I've used eggs that have been there almost a month. I don't have a problem with eggs going bad. I've read they can lose some quality, but not get that nasty rotten egg smell.

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Relapsed with leukemia and will need a bone marrow transplant this time. If you're interested in joining the donor registry, please go to http://bethematch.org/Support-the-Cause/Donate-bone-marrow/Join-the-marrow-registry/ for more information.

 

Getting chemo takes a lot of blood products!  http://www.redcross.org/blood

 

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I refrigerate hard boiled eggs, but not fresh eggs. Three (3) months any time but the summer hot spells, eggs are stored on my counter. Hot spells, I give away a lot of eggs .....

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

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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Awesome, thanks everyone!
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You can blow the egg yolk & white out of the egg to make them last forever. It's pretty easy; just take a needle, put it on the top of the egg, take a hammer and softly hammer the needle down until there is a hole in the top of the egg (you can make it bigger if you need to). Do this for the bottom, too. Next, put your mouth on one of the holes and blow! (Only do this with washed egg!)

 

*** I've read that eggs age faster in one day @ room temperature than they do in one week in the fridge!

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Proud owner of a Shih Tzu (Snickers), 4 cats (Peppy, Gizmo, Lil Kitty, and Lindy), 2 chinchillas (Ivory & Ebony), 4 guinea pigs (Ozzie, Freckles, Baby Girl, and Zack), 18 wonderful chickens, 5 quacking ducks, and a beta fish RIP ChiChi & Chia <3
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You can blow the egg yolk & white out of the egg to make them last forever. It's pretty easy; just take a needle, put it on the top of the egg, take a hammer and softly hammer the needle down until there is a hole in the top of the egg (you can make it bigger if you need to). Do this for the bottom, too. Next, put your mouth on one of the holes and blow! (Only do this with washed egg!)

*** I've read that eggs age faster in one day @ room temperature than they do in one week in the fridge!

I blow eggs out with the bulb from a turkey baster. Poke one tiny hole and one a little bigger. Scramble the egg a bit with the needle, put the baster bulb over the tiny hole and squeeze. So easy and no worries about bacteria. I made some very cute Christmas ornaments with blown eggs and found that I could make much smaller holes with the baster.
Edited by debid - 1/28/13 at 7:31am
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