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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by vinniepoch, Oct 18, 2011.
hi, we sell our eggs in town and people ask us how long will these eggs stay? any answers?
In a refrigerator or just on the counter?
Are you washing your eggs?
yes or no, what is the difference?
if in a fridge a couple months, on the counter i think its a few weeks.
If you wash your eggs then you are removing the bluhm that the hens put on the outside of the shell and thus bacteria gets into the egg and it spoils. People who sell eggs usually wash them and set a date for 6 weeks from purchase date. I do not wash my eggs, I only put them in the fridge because people feel it's better for them even though it actually makes no difference and I let them know I do not wash them first, they can wash them before they use them. I tell them the USDA suggestion is 6 weeks but you can actually keep them for over 8 weeks or even up to months if you don't wash them first. Do the water test to make sure the eggs are still good before using if you had them for more than 8 weeks and you are not sure about them.