Egg shelf life

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by plucker18, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. plucker18

    plucker18 In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2015
    If you keep fresh eggs in the refrigerator.... How long do they last?
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Songster

    Dec 12, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    If raw fresh eggs are kept in the fridge they will maintain their best quality for 3-5 weeks although backyard eggs don't last more than 3 days in my fridge because they are usually gobbled up or used in baking. :)

    If you are questioning whether the eggs are 'good' or not, you can try the float test. As an egg ages it's air sack develops. As a result you can check if an egg if safe to eat by dropping them into a bowl of water. Good eggs sink, bad eggs float.
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015
  3. 45ishChickenMom

    45ishChickenMom Chirping

    May 8, 2015
    I keep our eggs on the counter. After I collect them, I rub mineral oil over them, and the put them in cartons. I believe the US is one of the only countries that refrigerates eggs. Nobody has gotten sick yet.
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  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Crowing

    Feb 14, 2014
    Consett Co.Durham. UK
    I don't refrigerate. I keep my eggs on the counter top and I've eaten them as much as 2 months old when I've had a real glut without any treatment, so I imagine they would probably keep 3 months in the fridge.

    If you have had some a while and you are concerned about them, crack them into a separate bowl and if they look and smell alright, then they are fit to eat in my opinion.
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  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon

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