How long do eggs last?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dwegg, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. dwegg

    dwegg Songster

    Now that I am collecting eggs I 'spose that I better start using them. I was wondering how long fresh eggs last? and should I put them in the fridge or leave them out? When I give them to my friends they always ask me these two questions and I just don't know...

  2. AZKat

    AZKat Songster

    Apr 7, 2009
    Mother Earth News did a experiment where they tested various means of preserving eggs. The whole article is worth reading, and can be found here . For your questions, the relevant bit is that unwashed eggs are fine just left on the counter for a couple of weeks, after that they start to go down hill in terms of taste and texture. If you refrigerate unwashed eggs in an airtight container, they will still be good, and taste more-or-less 'fresh' after seven months.

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