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proper way to store egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bleith, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it big or little side up and does it matter. also, how long will a fresh egg last un-refrigerated
     
  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are storing them for eating, it doesn't matter what side is up. I store eating eggs in a basket on the counter. They'll last at least a couple of weeks that way, unless your house is excessively hot. In the refrigerator, they're good for 2-3 months, maybe more.
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    I agree, it doesn't really matter how you store them (our fridge only has eight egg slots, so we're lying them down all over the place to make them fit. [​IMG]). How long they last depends on the temperature. Here it's very hot in summer, so outside you want to have them eaten within a week. We also try to eat the refrigerated ones within a week too so they're fresh, but they do last a lot longer than that when cold. [​IMG]
     
  4. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I put them in cartons they're big side up. I write the date on each one and it's easier to write it on the big side.
     
  6. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We keep ours on the kitchen counter most of the year, but middle of summer it gets too hot so I put them in the fridge.

    I only ever cook with room temp eggs, so in the hotter months I will keep a few out of the fridge for those impulse baking sprees!
     

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