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First Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobbi16, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. bobbi16

    bobbi16 In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2011
    Salt Lake City
    Hello, I just got my first egg today. My hens are still on the organic grower feed. Is this egg ok to eat or are the fist few not good to eat? Also, how long can the eggs stay outside before they go bad? Just incase the egg has been out for a few hours?


  2. so lucky

    so lucky Songster

    Jan 31, 2011
    SE Missouri
    It's fine to eat--enjoy it! Depending on the temperature in the nest box, eggs can still be good for days and days. Cool but not freezing temps is similar to your fridge. But you don't want them to remain out there that long, due to the possibility of getting cracked or eaten by something. In extreme weather/temps, collect eggs twice a day if you can. Definitely at least daily.

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