how long will they stay fresh?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by ben is a terror, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you keep your fresh eggs in the fridge or on the counter? how long till they are "stale"
     
  2. MrMisty

    MrMisty New Egg

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    Eggs can be unrefrigerated if you prefer. They won't last as long as refrigerated ones though. I was recently told at a seminar that an unrefrigerated egg will be usable for 6 days or so and a refrigerated one 6 weeks.

    Here is a quick way to check to see if your eggs are fresh enough to eat.
     
  3. rwdeets23

    rwdeets23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats the same test i would do when i would find some eggs in the corner of the coop and not sure how old it was.. never a bad egg
     
  4. dragonfly130

    dragonfly130 Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife uses the float test also if unsure of age.
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to an article I read in Mother Earth news, eggs can be kept fresh and edible in the frig for up to 6 months. After that they said the eggs began to taste off.

    I personally have never kept any that long. I leave my freshly gathered eggs out on the counter for 24 hours then put them in the frig. I have an extra frig in the garage for keeping eggs and other things I don't have room for in the house. That 24 hour sit on the counter helps them to peel more easily when they are boiled. I have 4 grown kids with families of their own and once a month they will come by the house and load up on enough eggs to last them the month.

    So I know from personal experience that the eggs stay fresh in the frig with no visible signs of deterioration for at least 2 months.
     
  6. dartfreak75

    dartfreak75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always used that method too I wonder can you freeze eggs to make them last longer ?
     
  7. rwdeets23

    rwdeets23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my mother inlaw told me she keeps eggs in here cupboards for 6 months she buys them from the store then rubs peanut oil on them.. why, i dont know she lives right across the street from the store...and i haven't tryed it...lol[​IMG]
     
  8. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of people doing that, it's supposed to work well for preserving eggs but unless there was some great need...like surviving in an emergency situation I don't know why you would want to do that.
     
  9. theuglyduckling

    theuglyduckling Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    i think id be a little scared to eat those eggs.
     
  10. insanity

    insanity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of that method of long term storage on "prepper pages" My grandma used it on the homestead back in the 50's.
     

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