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Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by mklmrphy956, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. mklmrphy956

    mklmrphy956 Hatching

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    can someone tell me how long can fresh eggs remain unrefrigerated before they go bad?
     

  2. Carolyn

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    I have never had them go bad; I keep them at room temp approx 3 wks then fridge up to 3 months. They are gathered daily. If I happen to find questionable eggs I do the float test and if they pass (don't float) I use them first or refridgerate in a day or two. I don't wash my eggs but will brush off or spot wash a dirty area. If an egg is dirtier than that I use it first and do wash it before cracking.
    Most countries do not refridgerate eggs.
     
  3. BettyR

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    Quote:What she said....except if I find an egg has more than just a spot or two of poop on it I cook it for the dogs.
     
  4. mklmrphy956

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    thx for the info. i know before the day of the refrigerator they must have stored them at room temp im guessing
     
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    I wipe any poop off with a damp sponge and then they go into a basket on the counter in the coolest part of the kitchen. I have not refrigerated an egg since we started keeping chickens.
     
  7. BettyR

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    Quote:Thanks for the link....I really enjoyed reading it and it was very informative. My mom always kept roosters, she said that the eggs stayed fresher longer if they were fertile. I thought it was an old wives tale but it looks like she was right. I have always kept roosters in my flock as well but I never really believed, until now, that being fertile actually kept the eggs fresh longer. I just thought you had to have them to make baby chicks and they make really good gumbo and chicken and dumplings. :)
     

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