Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, a few mammals, and fish, and many of these have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen, and vitellus, contained within various thin membranes.

Eggs - Elmira Nature Plus


  • At home, keep raw eggs in their original carton on an inside shelf in the refrigerator (40 °F). For best quality, use within 5 weeks after bringing them home. Keep hard-cooked eggs (in the shell or peeled) in the refrigerator (40 °F). Use within 1 week after cooking.