How long will eggs keep for eating?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lynn WA, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Lynn WA

    Lynn WA Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2008
    Woodland, WA
    I have accumulated 3 dozen eggs and can't eat them or give them away as fast as they keep coming. How long will they stay good in the fridge?
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Considering I have heard of store bought eggs being several months old, I would say they keep a long time.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Longer than you think! The ones in the store are anywhere from 30 days to three months old and they are considered fresh. EWWW
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Lynn, you need to freeze them so you can have your scrambled eggs or baked goodies during the winter months when the hens slow down.[​IMG]
  5. tygab

    tygab Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    MA/NH border
    freezing eggs? huh?

    is this possible?
  6. Lynn WA

    Lynn WA Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2008
    Woodland, WA
    So do you freeze them in individual containers, for instance ice cube trays? I didn't know you could freeze eggs!
  7. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    I scrable mine first then freeze in ice cube trays pop out when frozen and put in zip-lock baggie for later use. An ice cube is about the size of an egg. Works really well.
  8. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Sure Lynn! Since I do a lot of baking I freeze whatever the amount of eggs are needed for that recipe. Just mix the white and yolk good and add a pinch of salt or sugar (to keep the egg from getting gummy) You don't want to incorporate air into the eggs though. I also mix a bag with 10-12 eggs for scrambled eggs. I'm ready for the winter![​IMG]
  9. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    The longest I kept eggs was one month. I Feed them back to the chickens after that. They can last longer though but would never go over 2-3 months.
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I leave mine out for no longer than 2 weeks. I have seen posts either here on BYC or other forums that have said 30 days. I experimented and kept some in the fridge for 30 days after sitting out for 2 weeks previous. I ate them, they were all good @ 45 days old. They don't usually last that long here. Some ?friends? decided to help themselves and started coming over sometime during the day and getting the eggs out of the nest boxes. They were taking all of the eggs. I didn't know it. I work. I wondered why suddenly I wasn't getting any eggs. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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