Shelf life of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coldspringchicken, May 5, 2009.

  1. Coldspringchicken

    Coldspringchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I had heard that fertilized eggs dont keep as long as un fertilized eggs. Does anone out there know? Thought it be nice to keep one rooster. [​IMG]
     
  2. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a newbie, I'd love to hear how long the shelf life is for unfertilized eggs too. With no date stamped on the box, how is one to know? lol
     
  3. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure myself, but so long as you keep them refrigorated should last about as long as unfertilized.
     
  4. swtamour

    swtamour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere here that you can keep your eggs on the counter for one month so I'm assuming much longer when they're stored in the fridge, I think it's 2-3 months. But your home should be relatively cool for one month on the counter.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ridgerunner, thank you for posting that link! I love Mother Earth's experiments and I've been wondering about how long it is "okay" to leave the eggs on the counter before they go in the fridge!
     
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Glad to help. One thing I always do regardless of how fresh the egg is. I always crack it in a separate bowl to look at it before I add it to other ingredients or other cracked eggs. Surprises are rare, but they can happen, even with fresh eggs.
     
  8. OKbirdwatcher

    OKbirdwatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That's what I do, ridgerunner. Learned that from my grandma when I was a child. Hate to "fowl" up good ingredients with an occasional bad egg.

    I didn't know you could leave eggs unrefrigerated for up to a month or three at room temp. Wow! That will be handy when I have so many my fridge is overflowing.[​IMG]

    I'm an optimist. [​IMG]
     

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