Best way to store my hens' eggs????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ckseals, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. ckseals

    ckseals Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 4, 2009
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Some have said I have to put them in the fridge, others have said otherwise...any suggestions? They are only two days old. Once we have several eggs, is it crucial to stick them in the refrigerator right away?
  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Quote:We keep our unwashed eggs on the counter and they last for 2 weeks or so [​IMG] If you wash them they need to be refrigerated
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    I do a little of both. If they are dirty, I wash them and put them in the fridge. If they are nice a clean, I put them in a basket over my sink and just use them as I need them. I love to look at them!
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If you are going
    to incubate,
    don't wash
    or refridgerate.

    Some say
    I'm a poet
    But I don't know it
    Even though they say my
    feet show it.

    Look up yonder
    Taters 'n' carrots
    grown' t'gether
    in the field.
  5. fushalilly

    fushalilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2008
    Rhode Island
  6. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    From what I hear (never been there), through most of Europe they just store their eggs out on the counter. I usually refrigerate them after cleaning (I use fine sandpaper to clean mine, water can push bacteria through the porous shell) but I don't worry about rushing to do so. Chances of bacteria are awfully small anyway you chose to store them unless you keep your house really warm. Course if you keep it at above 90 degrees or more then the heat protects them just like a hen sitting on them. [​IMG]
    Mahonri is right. If you are collecting for incubation don't wash and don't refrigerate!

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