Egg Preservation Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenkerri, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. chickenkerri

    chickenkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    My 16-week-old BA's are about to start laying. [​IMG]

    How long can eggs stay out out of the fridge, and, one refrigerated, how long can they be considered "good"?

    THANKS!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read in here 30 days on your counter at room temp and 60 days in the refrigerator. Although I can not tell you who it was that posted that because I can't remember.
     
  3. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this one works, I usually can't seem to get them to stick
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  4. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    yup- generally it is said, 30days without refridgeration and 60 days in the fridge. Just remember that store bought eggs are usually at least 30days old by the time they make it to the store! (another reason to "grow" your own!)

    I always hard boil my oldest eggs, as it makes them easier to peel. I also don't hard boil my EE eggs, are they're hard to peel no matter what trick I use!


    Enjoy your eggs!
    Sandra
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    there's a whole continuum of 'good'ness, though.

    I'd use eggs for baking that were three months old (from fridge) as long as they didn't float; that age they really don't make very good fried eggs, though.

    And it depends how picky you are, too [​IMG]


    Pat
     

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