HOw long does it????


9 Years
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?

I've heard 2-3 weeks but don't quote me on it
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.
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.
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"."

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