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cold eggs below freezing weather

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmerdans, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. farmerdans

    farmerdans New Egg

    May 11, 2014
    I was wondering if my eggs are getting very cold from the weather, must I refrigerator them or are they still ok to store on countertop.I live in Michigan, they haven't froze or broke yet. Thanks
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Eggs don't ever need to be refrigerated. They will last longer if you store them in the fridge but the traditional method of storing them was a basket on the counter and that is still how they are stored in most countries.
  3. farmerdans

    farmerdans New Egg

    May 11, 2014
    thanks, but I read that once you refrig them you have too. Are my eggs getting a natural refrig from the cold weather?
  4. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2014
    The Frozen Tundra
    I live in the same kind of of climate as you. They're fine. I put mine on the countertop when they come in from the cold and they're just fine.
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto mortie and hechicken.

    As long as your house isn't humid enough to create alot of condensation on the surface of the egg when bringing frigid eggs in from the coop(mine certainly isn't), they should be fine on the counter.
  6. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    As long as the bloom is intact (you haven't washed them), and the egg has not cracked from freezing, storing refrigerated is not necessary.

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