To the Fridge or not to the Fridge?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NanaNeen, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. NanaNeen

    NanaNeen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When having chickens some years back I wiped and refrigerated. But I am considering other options...
    How long can an egg sit on the counter?
    Can the be wiped off with a dry paper towel?
    How do you keep track of how old an egg is?
    Can you pencil a date on the?
    These are some of the questions I have now that the laying has begun.
     
  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's personal preference, we have always refrigerate our eggs before we had our own chickens. NOW, we prefer to put them in a basket on the counter, since we consumed them within 1-2 wks anyways and can't keep up with friends wanting them. Typically eggs should be fresh and viable for 21-22 days (brooding/hatching time) but will diminish H20 content as it get more days exposed. So refrigerating prolong its freshness. All clean eggs go to our baskets on the counter and the pooped ones or ones w/ blood get wash and used first. You can definitely pencil dates on eggs or date each baskets by each week it's layed. Europe and Asian stores normally don't refrigerate eggs.
     
  3. NanaNeen

    NanaNeen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. For me I think it's psychological. I worry too much, afraid I'm not going to use them in the right order.
     
  4. NanaNeen

    NanaNeen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I refrigerate is it ok to wash off a little?
     

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