Eggs last all day in coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluck love, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. cluck love

    cluck love In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Northeast - very rural
    We have 4 RIR hens and one BR rooster. We make a point to grab the eggs from the hen house in the early morning after the hens lay them. Sometimes we can't check or there are no eggs found before we leave for work and we check after we get home from work at 6PM. Of the 4 eggs layed each day some or all spent the day with no hen on top of them and sometimes some or all eggs had a hen sitting on them. Since it is summer now, is it safe to keep and eat the eggs that were collected later in the day whether they were sat on by a hen or not? Keep for a shorter time in the fridge compared to eggs collected in early morning?
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    If the bloom is left on the egg it will last a month in a bowl on your kitchen counter top, no refrigeration needed.

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