OK, here's the deal. I have 8 hens (no roo's), 1 is an EE and last year when she started laying she refused to lay in the nest boxes. She instead laid in a corner of the coop that is hard to get to. Since she is our only EE, we loved the blue eggs, and were sad that we had a hard time getting to them, or even seeing them sometimes! DH blocked off that area of the coop, and she was MAD! She stopped laying altogether rather than to cave into the "humans" and lay in the stupid nest boxes. She had been on strike for a couple of months, and then it was winter and almost none of them were laying, so we took out the wood that blocked off that small corner area she loved. Well guess what? I just found 5 eggs back there! .......sigh...... I guess we will have to block it off again, but my main question is that: DD REALLY wants me to cook these special blue eggs for her! Is it OK? These eggs are now between 1-5 days old, the temps here have been (low) in the high 30's and (high) in the mid 50's for the last few days. I remember that my grandmother used to just keep the eggs on her counter for days with no refrigeration, so I tend to think they are OK, but thought I would ask the experts.