whats concidered fresh eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gj4utoo, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. gj4utoo

    gj4utoo New Egg

    Dec 8, 2009
    eggs 1 day, 2 day, a week old whats fresh?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    This link gives the European Union guidelines.


    I don't think "fresh" is really well defined. It can mean different things to different people. If you boil an egg before it has been stored for about two weeks it can be very hard to peel unless you take specific steps.

    The egg looses freshness because it loses moisture through the shell over time. The egg inside the shell changes texture and consistency due to this moisture loss. For some purposes, a not real fresh may be better than a just laid egg.
  3. dacdeihl

    dacdeihl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    NorthEast, In
    You might want to consider the state egg board that say an egg has a sale life of one month from the day it's packaged.
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Fresh eggs are still warm from the hen. Well that's my reasoning any way!
  5. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Yesterday I went to the coop in one nest box I found an egg that was really cold..one step away from frozen..then under Lil Bit ( my broody hen) was an egg laid by one of the other hens and it was warm and Fresh! Theres my definition! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  6. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, Ridgerunner, that was an interesting link!

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