How long do eggs keep in the fridge?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SecretHavenFarm, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. SecretHavenFarm

    SecretHavenFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I should really know this lol, but I have just moved out on my own and never really payed attention to how long my keeps her eggs.

    I will be getting some laying hens, I plan to pick up the eggs everyday and put them into a carton in my fridge. But how long does and egg actually keep in the fridge?

    Also when cleaning the eggs, is water and soap enough? Or do I need a special egg cleaner?
     
  2. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say about 3-4 weeks, but I always do the float test. Do that before you use them. If the egg floats, toss it in the trash.

    I rinse the eggs off before I use them, so that that water temp is warmer than the egg.
     
  3. imtc

    imtc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fresh eggs should be good in the fridge for a few months and you shouldn't wash them at all...it will remove the protective "bloom" to allow bacteria to enter.
    I do rinse mine sometimes, especially where there is poo on them.
     
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've eaten eggs that were more than 5 weeks old and they were fine. And they weren't kept in the fridge, just in a cool corner of the kitchen...
     

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