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Fridge or counter?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tbevans, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been collecting my pekin eggs for a few days now and I read it's best not to wash them so I havent, but do they last longer in the fridge or left out on the counter? On average about how long will they last on the counter unwashed? How long will they last in the fridge unwashed? I'm giving them to someone who could really use them and wanted to tell them how long they'd last.
     
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  2. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are good on the counter for two weeks, I believe. An unwashed duck egg is good in the fridge for at least 4 months, some people say up to 6. I always put all of mine in the fridge as soon as I collect them. If you aren't planning on incubating them, why leave them out?
     
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  3. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow! I didn't realize they lasted that long!! I'll stick them in the fridge! Thanks so much!
     
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    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. HumbleHen207

    HumbleHen207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They last on the counter un-washed for quite a while. However, I did encounter someone earlier this year who got a nasty case of salmonella poisoning from her own duck eggs, as she was leaving them un-washed on her counter, and failing to wash them prior to use. I leave mine out for a little while, but they all ultimately wind up in the fridge.
     

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