The best place to store eggs is in the tray made for that very purpose, located inside the fridge door.
The egg tray inside the refrigerator door is not the ideal location, for two reasons: temperature and protection.
We have found that eggs suffer more from the vagaries of improper storage than from age. The American Egg Board recommends 40 degrees for storage, but we have found the average door temperature in our six test kitchen refrigerators to be closer to 45 degrees. The interior top shelf is a better bet—ours register between 38 and 40 degrees. Eggs are also better stored in their protective carton; when removed they may absorb flavors from other foods. We’ve made “oniony” cakes and cookies with improperly stored eggs. The carton also helps to maintain humidity, which is ideally 70% to 80%, according to the Egg Board.