Once we start getting eggs how do you handle/keep them

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by hlhutchinson, May 23, 2017.

  1. hlhutchinson

    hlhutchinson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If eggs are clean and we don't wash them I have seen that they don't need to be put in the fridge? Is this correct how do you handle, clean, store your eggs?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I prefer a quick hot water wash, rubbing off any dirt, than I refrigerate. I reuse egg cartons, so unwashed eggs to me seem unsanitary, especially in my refrigerator.
     
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  3. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't need to refrigerate clean, unwashed eggs. I only do it out of habit. They store better in their cartons upside down. They'll keep for two or three weeks, but If you're unsure ... 'float' them. Place the egg in water. If it sinks, it is fine! If it floats, discard it. If it sinks, but seems a little buoyant, it is okay, but use it now.
     
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  4. Jess-A-Chick-A

    Jess-A-Chick-A Just Hatched

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    Only 2-3 weeks?? I was told they keep for up to 9 weeks on your counter if you don't wash them. :confused:
     
  5. Mace Gill

    Mace Gill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Longer than three weeks is probably okay too ... but I get 'funny' about it after that long. My OCD ha me constantly rotating eggs to make sure we're not eating one that is too old. When in doubt, float test them!
     
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  6. sdaikus

    sdaikus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    weird question.. does anyone ever dye their white eggs for décor purposes? if so can I still keep them on the counter or do I have to refrigerate them after that?
     

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