Is it absolutely necessary to refrigerate eggs?

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

  1. tenderkat

    tenderkat Songster

    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

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  3. Centralflafred

    Centralflafred In 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

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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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