Fridge or counter

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ADuckOnQuack, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We sell our chickens eggs to the locals, and was wondering would the lifespan be longer in the fridge or is it best to leave them on them on the side in the kitchen? Would the eggs taste differently from out the fridge if other food is in the fridge as well? Thanks in advance
     
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Refrigerating them would probably be best, they'll stay fresher longer. I don't know how'd they'd taste if you left them out though.
     
  3. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  4. csaylorchickens

    csaylorchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah refrig is best
     
  5. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] always kept mine on the counter. The store doesn't keep them in the fridges but if they last longer than I suppose fridges is best! Is it true about eggs tasting differently if you put other foods in the fridge as well?
     
  6. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Assuming you don't wash the bloom off:

    Fridge is always best for longevity. We typically leave them on the counter for about two weeks before fridging and there is zero difference in the taste from an egg that was cooled from day one.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Government recommendations differ, by country, so I'd say do what you suits you.

    CT
     
  8. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No we don't wash any of our eggs, their usually fairly clean anyway. Yes I've heard both sides to the story but never really known if there's a right and a wrong thanks for your help:)
     
  9. GertrudeLover01

    GertrudeLover01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no need to refrigerate eggs unless you have rinsed or washed them, but I always just refrigerate them because it extends their freshness.
     
  10. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    The experts tell us that each day at room temperature is like one week in the refrigerator! Makes it easy for me to refrigerate them. Mary
     

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