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Has anyone ever tried storing eggs at room temperature?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ChelC, May 3, 2008.

  1. Beckie_in_Zambia

    Beckie_in_Zambia New Egg

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    Hello everyone, we moved to Zambia September 2007. One of the first things we noticed is that eggs are never refrigerated here. We are a family of 8 so purchase several dozen at a time. We have never had a spoiled egg.

    That said, we bought layers of our very own in two months ago and let them free range in our rather large yard. The eggs are incredible. Soooo we bought 8 more layers which arrived two days ago. Even in Zambia, home grown eggs are not even comparable to those sold in stores and markets.

    We are enjoying our hens very much. I have learned so much from the forums here. What a blessing!

    Thank you to all who take the time to offer your experiences.

    Blessings and joy,
    Beckie
     
  2. Beau coop

    Beau coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to hijack! If you don't mind sharing- where are you from originally and what were the circumstances that took you to South Africa?


    ETA: Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe if the eggs are clean and not washed, the natural "bloom" on them will keep them fresh for a long time. One of the best books for tips from days past is "Farmers& Housekeepers Cyclopedia 1888, A Complete Reference Library". It's probably out of print-last printing 1978, but what a cool book! It has a whole section on preserving eggs.
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome Beckie! Great to have you here.


    I only refrigerate washed eggs. The others sit on my counter for days, sometimes weeks, and are fine.


    chel
     
  5. Beckie_in_Zambia

    Beckie_in_Zambia New Egg

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    Quote:Sorry to hijack! If you don't mind sharing- where are you from originally and what were the circumstances that took you to South Africa?


    ETA: Welcome to BYC!

    We are from Redmond, Oregon. We moved here at the invitation of the Zambian Foursquare Church leadership and serve as missionaries.

    My husband and I raised our first two children into adulthood and then adopted five more, four of whom began their lives in Sierra Leone. We thoroughly enjoy parenting which is a good thing since we have been doing so for thirty-one years!

    Thank you for the warm welcome!
     
  6. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Beckie
    I just spent some time on your web site. What a beautiful family you have, and may God continue to bless you.


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  7. Beckie_in_Zambia

    Beckie_in_Zambia New Egg

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    Quote:Thank you for this encouraging message. Our internet connection is quite lousy BUT when it does work, I enjoy reading the posts on BYC. Thank you for welcoming me.
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Wow Beckie, An exciting time for you and your family! I moved the other direction - from Africa to USA so I understand the cultural differences and how difficult that can be. [​IMG]

    Edit to add: I keep my eggs on the counter in the kitchen - they're good for at least a month [​IMG]
     
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  9. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    When growing up, my parents property was attached to my great-grandparents farm. They raised 1000's of Leghorns and sold eggs. The eggs were never brought in the house.

    If need be, they would be sandpapered but usually just stacked in large square eggs flats on the back porch.
     
  10. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    Quote:When I dipped my birds' legs in flax oil (it's what I had in volume at the time) for leg mites, it got on their eggs, and those eggs went bad FAST. [​IMG]
    The yolks were broken and stirred in, as if something was so bad it dissolved the membranes.
    Wax might stay on the outside better though.
     

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