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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Brandyberry_Chick, Oct 21, 2009.
How long do your eggs stay fresh in the fridge? I collect mine everyday...
2-3 months, maybe longer...
If your not sure how long they are fresh..put them in water..those that stay completely flat are fresh about a week old they will start to raise on the big end..pointy end staying down.Old eggs 2-3 weeks will stand upright and very old float. Doesn't mean any are too old to eat just depends on what you call "fresh" we don't store them more than a week because we don't need to I have a long waiting list for them All of ours go straight to the refrigerator as soon as they are collected..none of our eating eggs are fertilized so I don't worry about hatching them.
Our older hens have slowed laying due to molts, and the new pullets are laying only sporadically, so we're hoarding our eggs here. I've had some in the fridge for over a month and they still taste great. Better than the store-bought eggs I grudgingly keep around for baking. We keep the REAL eggs for food for ourselves!
There's a difference between how long an egg will remain "fresh" in the fridge and how long you can keep and safely eat it.
A couple three weeks easy at refrigerator temps for an unwashed fresh egg before you begin to notice any real quality decline.
The folks at Mother Earth News did some testing and were able to keep eggs in the fridge for six months before they were too far gone to eat. I once kept some for four months before we ate the last of them. They were thin and watery by then, but still edible.