How long before egg expires?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Juliechickens, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    Hi, I've never known this exactly for sure but I figure you guys would know the answer.....once a fresh egg has been laid by my chicken, how long does it have before it expires? I gather eggs twice a day and date them then refrigerate the eggs. I never know exactly how long before they expire.....could someone tell me??? Thanks, Julie
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Your going to get lots of answers on expiration...I keep mine if they are lucky up to 2 months in the refrig and rotate the longest to use first...I sell quite a few so they don't get to sit long....I never wash my eggs because it takes the bloom (film) off the nest boxes are kept clean and I very rarely have a dirty or soiled egg....I keep mine on the counter in an egg basket for 2 or 3 days sometimes longer before putting them in the refrig....I've seen people post they have kept eggs 6 months or longer in the fridge and eat them ...

    In some countries in Europe I have seen the eggs kept on counters in markets ...they never refrig their eggs...

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