As more of my hens started to lay and the chicken coop light made an impact, I began to wonder just how long fresh eggs would last.
According to Mother Earth News, fresh unwashed eggs will last up to seven months in the refrigerator. They can last up to five months at room temperature when stored in waterglass (sodium silicate).
Key Quote About How To Store Fresh Eggs
[Fresh eggs are] coated with a light layer of a natural sealing agent called “bloom”. And, while a good wash may make a batch of eggs look more attractive, it also removes this natural protective coating…
Eggs will last a very long time when properly stored. Using refrigeration, the eggs can last up to seven months.