Winter egg storage

newby101

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My husband and I wondered tonight if we should refrigerate eggs that are collected during the winter since it's cold. Aren't you supposed to keep an already refrigerated egg cold? Some of the eggs are not frozen but pretty darn cold when collected.
 

nchls school

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My husband and I wondered tonight if we should refrigerate eggs that are collected during the winter since it's cold. Aren't you supposed to keep an already refrigerated egg cold? Some of the eggs are not frozen but pretty darn cold when collected.
Eggs that are not to be used promptly should be refrigerated.
 

Happy Chooks

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Unwashed, it shouldn't matter. If you wash the eggs, then they need to be refrigerated. I collect my eggs and they go on the counter, but I'm not in a super cold climate.
 

aart

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One problem IMO with cold eggs, washed or not, left out of fridge is condensation forming on the outside of the egg.
When I gather winter eggs, I leave them out of fridge (unless they are dirty, then wash and in fridge), it's so dry in heated house that condensation doesn't form.
 

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