WHAT IS AGE LIMIT FOR FRESH EGGS?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tamemeg, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. tamemeg

    tamemeg Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, i'm new to chickens, but plan on being a pro by spring....LOL I would like to be able to sell my extra eggs and would like to know how long they can be kept? Do I refrigerate them soon as I get them? [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Refridgerated eggs will keep 3 - 4 months and be fine.
     
  3. tamemeg

    tamemeg Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] WOW I had no idea they would keep that long!! Thanks
     
  4. Lakebay Farmers

    Lakebay Farmers New Egg

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    I'm new and this is my first post. How long can the eggs stay in the coop and still be good to eat?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. You need to collect the eggs a couple times a day if you can - once in the morning and one at the evening before you lock them in for the night.

    Do not be lazy with egg collection. You will be setting yourself up for troubles with egg eaters and bad eggs or a bunch of broodies that stop laying.
     
  6. Lakebay Farmers

    Lakebay Farmers New Egg

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    We've been checking every day at least, but will now check in the morning and night. Is there a standard time frame though, and does it change depending on the temperature?

    Thanks!
     
  7. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Eggs last a long time. It never meant much to me back then but I wish it had. When I used to push carts at a local grocery store in highschool, I saw the dairy/frozen guys repacking eggs out of cartons with expired dates. God knows how old they were. I have no idea if anybody caught on or not. :eek:
     

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