HOW LONG EGGS STAY GOOD UNREFRIGERATED when they get cold/frozen??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by El Gallo Pinto, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. El Gallo Pinto

    El Gallo Pinto New Egg

    Jun 22, 2010
    What about the length of time an egg will be good after it has been cold (no chicken sitting on it) in cold weather...not necessarily frozen, but very cold.
    Do I need to refrigerate them?
    I don't refrigerate my eggs now, but with cold weather I was told that once they are cold you have to refrigerate them.
    Any ideas on how long they will keep...and if I have to refrigerate them once they are cold?
  2. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    you could do the float test..? i dunno... i have to find out too... i left some out in the cold for a couple of days... i wanna know if i could float them and eat them, or if it's going to be a bad idea...
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Eggs are good left out, unless in severe heat for several weeks...I sometimes have mine out honestly speaking for about 5 weeks un they are fine I am sure. Eggs, despite what ppl. think are not things that will go bad in a week if left out....I have to laugh at ppl. at the grocery stores that think the eggs were delivered that a.m. and fresh from the farm...
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    So long as the shell is intact and the egg did not actually freeze then treat it as normal.

    If the egg actually froze, especially if the shell cracked, then keep it frozen until you want to use it.

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