How long do eggs last?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Thegirliesmom, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Thegirliesmom

    Thegirliesmom Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] I am wondering how long eggs last, now that my girls are giving me eggs..How long will they last out in the coop and do they have to be refrigerated right away??
     
  2. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the cooler weather we are having now I just go out once a day in the early evening to gather eggs in. I keep some eggs out on the counter for 3 or 4 days for boiling so they peel easy. The rest I the rest I keep in the fridge, where I have read they will keep for months. I wouldn't know though because we eat them up too fast.
     
  3. GoChick

    GoChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Thegirliesmom

    Thegirliesmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info, I really wasnt sure and didnt want to give anyone bad eggs!!!!
     
  5. trooper

    trooper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you would be suprised how old the ones you buy in the store are.I keep mine in the frige,But I also give some to various people so they don't have a chance to get old.I knew that you had to let them season a few weeks so that you could hard boil them and peel easy,But I didn't know if you left them out on the counter it would also help the peeling process.[​IMG]
     
  6. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be able to peel easy a very fresh egg needs to either age in the fridge for 2 weeks or at room temp for 3 days.
     

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