Hello All! What a great "team"of people here. Thanks for all the help in the last several months. Here is my question. My chickens were laying in the nesting boxes as long as i kept a hard boiled egg in there. After about a week i thought they "got" it and took the hardboiled egg out. Since then (2 to 4 days ago) i have not had any eggs in the nesting boxes... But i found the nest in my yard's wooded area under some ivy. Super cute and there are 7 eggs in there. Are they still safe to eat? How long outside is too long? Thanks for the help!