8 Years
May 29, 2011
Just wondering if eggs should be kept on counter or refrigerated , what is typical shelf life both ways ? Used to have chickens as a child but never enough to have abundance of eggs . Now have 30 chicks don't know how many are hens yet but could be up to eyeballs with eggs before long . Thanks for any info .
Hi, and

I keep my eggs on the counter. You'd want to not wash the bloom off to keep them this way. I've seen varying posts about time.... I think I've had some on there for up to two weeks. I usually give away any that I think I won't be able to use.
I keep mine in the 'fridge. Its really dry here and I think they age much faster (air cell gets really big) if left on the counter. I put 'um in the chill box unwashed unless there is mud or gunk on them in which case I wash them and dry them before going in. I will leave them on the counter if I know they will be used within a couple of days.
I believe the shelf life is a few weeks on the ounter, a few months in the fridge. If washed a little less. I always wash in hot water.


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