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How to take care oh the eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by timriley0927, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. timriley0927

    timriley0927 In the Brooder

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    My question is after I collect eggs how do I store them and how long before they spoil
     
  2. bobshere

    bobshere Songster

    They are good out of the fridge for at least 2 months...but they will last longer in the fridge. If you need to wash them use only Luke warm water. For me I put them in the fridge and wash them before I use them if needed. I haven't had a dirt egg yet.
     
  3. michael1003

    michael1003 Chirping

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    We leave ours on the counter. Good for 4 weeks or more
     
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

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    Our home is air-conditioned so I leave them on the counter for the day because I sell hatching eggs... Once the day is done and I have no orders I put them in the fridge... I rarely have to wash my eggs because I clean out nesting boxes each morning before they start laying... (I have a few die hards that refuse to roost instead preferring to roost in front of the nesting boxes) If an egg has a spot I gently wipe it off... The bloom is important to egg longevity, I have heard if that gets washed off eggs doesn't last as long..


    If I were only collecting a few a day and only for my family Leaving them on the counter would be an option, but I gather upwards of 20+ eggs a day and sell hatching and eating eggs, my egg eating customers prefer them to be refrigerated.
     

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