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Where do I keep fresh eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dyorto, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. dyorto

    dyorto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I finally got my first egg so I'm trying to read up to make sure I don't waste any. Do most of you store your fresh eggs on the counter or the fridge?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Refrigerator! I wash and refrigerate mine every day, and they last a long time. In 'olden' days, before refrigeration, they sat unwashed on the counter. Some people still do that, but the experts tell us that one day at room temperature is like one week in the frig. That convinced me! For hatching fertile eggs, on the other hand, wiping them off and storing up to two weeks at cool room temperature is best. Mary
     
  3. dyorto

    dyorto Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I will wash and refrigerate then!
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Wouldn't know why most eggs have to be washed. I only have to clean one or two per dozen at most & I do that when I am ready to use them. Washing them makes them age quicker also. Usually I only have to wipe off a smudge of mud. I do refrigerate.
     

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