Is it absolutely necessary to refrigerate eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tenderkat, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. tenderkat

    tenderkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 6 hens just started laying about a month ago. I like to keep the eggs out in a little basket on the counter, because I think they look pretty, and I am such a proud Mama!! I just realized that I've left a basket of about 10 eggs out for a couple of days. Are they still okay to eat? Do fresh eggs absolutely have to be refrigerated? If not, how long will they stay fresh?
     
  2. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Centralflafred

    Centralflafred Out Of The Brooder

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    You can always check them by doing the float test on them to see if they've spoiled.

    I was taught that a room temperature egg(s) will make a better fluffier omelet if that's what you want to make with them. The French don't chill their eggs, or so I've been told.
     
  4. swimmom

    swimmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm from the UK originally and we never refrigerated an egg but mum kept them in a ceramic chicken on the kitchen counter. Of course, there was barely enough room in our tiny fridge to even put the milk [​IMG]
     

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