Forgot my eggs at the farm. Are they okay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by huckleberryfarm, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    I left my collected eggs at the farm sitting outside. Can't remember where. It was close to 80 today but not terribly sunny. Will they be okay if I refrigerate them tomorrow morning? We don't live at the farm and I didn't remember until tonight. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If they were in direct sunlight, I probably would discard them.
     
  3. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I think, I would boil them and feed them to dogs or even to your chickens.. I have eaten eggs that had been left out all day --when it was 105*.. But they were in the dark coop/in the even darker nest box.
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do like Dixiedoodle says....shame to waste them.

    Sandie
     
  5. FinsUp

    FinsUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dito dixiedoodle - why, because that was fun to say, 2 I would do the same if you are worried about the eggs - scramble and feed to the chicks - they will love you for it.

    Again: dito dixiedoodle - so fun to say!!!
     
  6. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll be fine. If you think there may be a problem, boil them for egg salad or deviled eggs or crack them into a bowl, sniff and use for baking--I wouldn't do either since they were only out a day or so. Heck, a brooding hen leaves eggs sitting for a week or longer before setting and they're fine. Some people are just too brainwashed by the USDA's insistence that commercial eggs be washed then refrigerated to realize that once laid a egg will keep for weeks as long as it isn't washed. Your birds went through too much to lay those eggs, there is no reason to waste them.
     
  7. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
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    Cook em up, if they seem off to you, give em to the dogs. I wouldnt worry about it.
     
  8. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't waste good, farm-fresh eggs on a dog. [​IMG].
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2010
  9. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO, I would'nt worry about them at all. There are many days where our temps (over the summer) reach far above 80 and we might not collect eggs until late afternoon or the next morning. Haven't had a problem yet.
     
  10. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm in Texas where we are above 80 a good part of the year. I'd eat them...if they taste a bit off then give them to the girls...they will eat ANYTHING! [​IMG]
     

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