HOw long does it????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dandydoodle, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    How long do washed and refrigerated eggs stay good. Can you stock up on eggs and have them for when your birds start molting or would the eggs go bad?


  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    does anyone know
  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Songster

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    I've heard 2-3 weeks but don't quote me on it [​IMG]

  5. ninabeast

    ninabeast Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    They'd be good for 3-4 weeks. Any longer than that, and you'll want to look into freezing them. Do a search for "freezing eggs" here and you'll find lots of info. I'm planning on doing some next summer.
  6. weeders n feeders

    weeders n feeders Chirping

    Apr 1, 2011
    I know you asked about washed eggs but I cannot answer that because I don't wash mine. But my son who is in college away form home takes at least several dozen with him when he goes back each semester. This semester a few came back home. I noticed very little difference between the eggs he brought back that were collected at the end of August compared to the ones collected just a few hours before i used them in mid December. I also have a customer who wants them unrefrigerated. She generally gets 36 at a time and only gets eggs every 6 weeks or more. She says there isn't much difference between any of them. I only have five hens and have other customers so sometimes it takes a few weeks to collect all she needs. So she essentially could be using eggs that are at least 6 weeks old and never refrigerated.
  7. allpeepedout

    allpeepedout Songster

    Mar 2, 2011
    Southern Indiana
    They can be stored longer than you would think. Leaving the coating on helps. Mother Earth News did a great study on various methods that you can read here:

    is one of their findings:
    "The very best way we've found to stash eggs away for long-term storage is in a sealed container at a temperature of 35° to 40°F. Their whites may become somewhat runny looking over a period of time, but even after seven months—the cackleberries stored in this manner smell good, taste good, have a good texture, and—in short—seem "almost fresh"."

    Another followup article:
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