Eggs... how long do they keep?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by m_herrington, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. m_herrington

    m_herrington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens just started laying 2-3 weeks ago, and I am now selling most of my eggs.

    How long do you keep your eggs? Do you try to "date" them? or just keep them rotated.

    I know that grocery store eggs are supposed to be months old, but I don't want to sell any eggs that aren't "fresh" or could be unsafe to eat.
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I usually keep eggs for at the most of a month. Just keep them rotated and they should be fine.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    OH gosh I think fresh eggs are good through 2 months. I have kept mine for three and they still smelled good and we ate them...everyone was fine [​IMG] I date each egg in pencil when I get it from the hen house. Than I put them oldest to the right side of the carton and fresh to the right. AND my customers know how fresh they are too [​IMG] They love that I do that. OR if you collect a dozen just write the date on the carton itself. "LAID 10/10/08" Our egg lady did that and I loved that. No question as to how they are than.
     
  4. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I happened to catch an episode of How's It Made last night, and eggs were a topic. They said they have a 35 day shelf life. Wonder how long it actually takes to get to the shelf of the store.
     

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