To refrigerate or not to refrigerate?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DurangoCal, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. DurangoCal

    DurangoCal Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2010
    Durango, Colorado
    Curious-how many of you refrigerate your freshly layed eggs and how long do they remain fresh using your method of storage?
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The ones that don't get put in the bator, go from the nest to the fridge.
  3. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
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  4. will hunt for food

    will hunt for food Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    I read in Story's Guide to Raising Chickens (a must have book!) that every day outside of the fridge is equal to 1 week inside. In other words, your eggs will keep way longer inside the fridge. I don't see any advantage in keeping them out on the counter.
  5. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Murrayville, IL
    I keep mine on the counter unwashed for various amounts of time. Depends on how much room in fridge, when I get aroung to washing them ect. They are fine on the counter for a while then I put them I the fridge.
  6. farmerKEN

    farmerKEN Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2009
    Western Mass
    I don't bother refrigerating. They have been on the counter for up to a week, usually are eaten or sold before then.
  7. Jonny Anvil

    Jonny Anvil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just started collecting my very first eggs in the pas few weeks,

    I take them from the nest box daily, and straight into the fridge myself.

    My question is how long will they last in the fridge?
  8. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    Up to 5 months in the fridge, I believe was the last article I read.
  9. Maples Chickens

    Maples Chickens New Egg

    Mar 31, 2012
    Western New York
    So glad all this information is out there! I just got my very first eggs yesterday and this information has helped tremendously!

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