Eggs - how long are they good for?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mcf3kids, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess this may sound stupid but I am wondering how long eggs stay good for? I know everything has a shelf life - what is the shelf life of our yummy fresh eggs? [​IMG]
     
  2. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    couple months
     
  3. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the fridge, several months. I'm not for sure, because mine get eaten, sold, or given away for favors!

    On the counter, several weeks+.
     
  4. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard 2-3 weeks un-refrigerated and 4-5 months is properly kept in a frig. For best results and longevity don't wash your eggs, it takes the bloom off, which protects the egg.
     
  5. mcf3kids

    mcf3kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moetrout I have never heard of that "bloom" I need to do some research on that.
     
  6. ky-chicken-farmer

    ky-chicken-farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    leave the bloom on them, and if the carton is sealed in a zip lock in the fridge they will keep 6-7 months. mine never last that long though... lol
     

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