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Egg Life

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Deckgirls, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Deckgirls

    Deckgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2014
    I believe I have read somewhere that a fresh laid egg can last a month on the counter without going bad. Is this true? Just want to make sure I don't kill everyone in my family :)
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    The EU seems to have picked 28 days for unwashed, unrefrigerated eggs. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:163:0006:0023:EN:PDF eggs in Europe are pretty much sold unwashed and unrefrigerated period.
    An old but rather entertaining test that Mother Earth News did on various ways to store eggs and how well they lasted. http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/how-to-store-fresh-eggs-zmaz77ndzgoe.aspx
    I refrigerate eggs asap because they last longer. Eggs that have ever been cold/ refrigerated should be stored that way.

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