Question about eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fernandez0067, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    How long will my chickens eggs stay fresh? I have about 22 hens and I get many eggs each day, if kept in a refrigerator, how long do the eggs last?
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Hey Fernandez0067, welcome to BYC!!

    Well, there's a very old Mother Earth News article on sampling 6 month old eggs . . . supposedly passed the taste test . . . !

    I think the USDA says 3 to 5 weeks but they may be talking about store-bought for home economics concerns. One reason I want backyard chickens is so that I can have fresh eggs but I know the hens can get ahead of us. Freezing may be a choice.

  3. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    I've had eggs last 3 months.
    You can test them with a glass of water: if they float, they are too old.

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