Can I store a basket of eggs in the fridge?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cereall, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. cereall

    cereall Out Of The Brooder

    I'm going to be getting around 300-400 eggs a week. I plan to pack what I have in cartons one or two days a week. I don't have any egg trays and was wondering if I can just refrigerate the eggs for a couple days in the basket I collect them in. Will that damage the eggs or make them go bad faster?

  2. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2015
    Desert Hills, AZ
    I don't think it would make any difference whether in a basket or in a carton. Actually you don't even need to refrigerate them - you could just leave them out at room temperature (not in the sun of course) until you're ready to package and put in the fridge. They'll keep quite a while at room temperature.
  3. cereall

    cereall Out Of The Brooder

    I know I'm not required to refrigerate them but I'm selling to grocery stores and restaurants and they'd prefer that I do. My concern with baskets is that I've never seen anyone store them in that, only in cartons or egg trays. That's really great that I don't have to be moving all those eggs around so much. Thanks!
  4. Kasilofchrisn

    Kasilofchrisn Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2016
    Kenai peninsula Alaska
    I've stored them in a basket I the fridge for years.
    I don't see why that would matter at all.
    Only think I can think of is with that many eggs you don't want so many in one basket that the bottom ones get crushed.
  5. cereall

    cereall Out Of The Brooder

    I'm thinking of getting 3 baskets and using each basket for 2 days, which would be about 10 dozen eggs per basket. On the last day of the week I'll put them straight into cartons. Hopefully that doesn't damage them.
  6. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2016
    Farnham common bucks uk
    I have a book on quails and she suggested using ice cube trays to collect the eggs in as perfect size and don't roll about and get damaged but u would need a lot for ur amount of eggs [​IMG]
  7. cereall

    cereall Out Of The Brooder

    That's a clever idea! I'll try putting some eggs in those if they can't fit in my baskets.
  8. crimsonmama

    crimsonmama Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2017

    Wow that's an excellent idea! Never thought of that! I only have one adult laying eggs at the moment but when my chicks start laying too this will be a great idea to store them in the fridge! My ten year old loves the eggs! Having two boiled for breakfast before school some mornings!

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