Refrigerated eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KGreene, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. KGreene

    KGreene In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2014
    So, I've Been keeping my eggs in a basket on the counter for up to 5 weeks without refrigeration (unwashed of course) and without issue. I've been told that once eggs have been refrigerated, they will then need to be kept refrigerated. Is there truth in this? If so, during cold weather when eggs may be 40'ish degrees (or lower) before being collected.... Do these need to be refrigerated when they're brought inside?

  2. Wimomof2

    Wimomof2 Chirping

    Jun 16, 2017
    Northwest Wisconson
    I am wondering the same thing! Waiting for mine to start laying! I thought I read somewhere as long as they are not washed they could keep for up to 9 months. ?
  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
    I wouldn't think so... Just like you said, its refrigerator cold outside, and I bring them in and leave them out. The only time I refrigerate is if I wash the poo off before putting it in a carton to hand out. Sometimes I wash too many, and if I have a few extra from a carton full, and they're washed they're in the fridge.
    PrettyChickens15 likes this.

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