Eggs in the nest timing?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicadoo, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Chicadoo

    Chicadoo New Egg

    Sep 25, 2012
    North Oregon Coast
    Howdy All
    We just got back from a couple days away from home. That means that we have 18 eggs that have been in the nest buckets. So, my question is whether or not these eggs are still ok to eat? The longest that any one egg would have been there would have been about 30 hours. The outside temp where we live would not have been anything over 70 deg F, but they might have seen a light frost this morning.
    Any thoughts?
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    Eat them, they will be fine.....I got some cousins who have hens that lay all over their ranch, and they will find a group of eggs thats been sitting there 'who knows how long', but they eat them. Only once has one been rotten, but its obvious if its ok or not
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    eat them as long as they have not been washed they will last several months with out being in the refir.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yep, they are fine. Eggs don't have to be refrigerated. (unless they are washed)

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