Question about eggs

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

  1. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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.

    Steve
     
  3. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
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    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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