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Storing fresh eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GrammaJodi, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. GrammaJodi

    GrammaJodi New Egg

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    I have heard from some chicken farmers in our area that you can keep fresh eggs unrefrigerated for up 45 days. My daughter talked to a lady that hatches eggs the other day and she said that isn't true. Is there anyone out there that can correctly answer this question for me?
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2009
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    First, this Mother Earth article is exactly about storing eggs, refrigerated and not refrigerated. It is a bit of a long read but it is the best answer I can give you because there are a few variables, such as temperature and humidity.

    Storing Eggs
    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sust...ggs-a-Year-or-More-Without-Refrigeration.aspx

    Freshness can mean different things to different people. This section of the Egg Quality Handbook discusses what happens as an egg ages. Maybe between these two links you can get a better answer to your question.

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publi...-approach/5/internal-and-external-egg-quality

    However, if your question involves hatching an egg instead of eating it, the answer changes dramatically. You guessed it. Here is a link that discusses storing eggs for hatching.

    Texas A&M Incubation site
    http://gallus.tamu.edu/Extension publications/b6092.pdf
     
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Thanks ridgerunner....good info!!!
     

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