Egg shelf life

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

  1. plucker18

    plucker18 Out Of The Brooder

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

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  3. 45ishChickenMom

    45ishChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    http://www.preparednesspro.com/safely-preserving-eggs
     
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  4. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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