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Winter egg storage

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newby101, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. newby101

    newby101 New Egg

    Oct 11, 2015
    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.
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    Eggs that are not to be used promptly should be refrigerated.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    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.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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