Few day old eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debo5, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. debo5

    debo5 Hatching

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    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!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    How hot is it where you are? Unless temperatures are under 40-50 degrees F., I would not eat the eggs you found. Eggs can spoil very rapidly unless they are refrigerated, especially in hot or humid weather.
     
  3. debo5

    debo5 Hatching

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    it has been pretty hot here. high 70 / low 80 with cool nights. But they made the nest in the shade under ivy and a rhododendron.
     

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