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Forgot to gather eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mochicken, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I guess I should say egg because I only have one poult laying right now, I got home late from work last night and forgot to grab the egg out of the nesting box like I usually do in the evening when I get home. Is the egg still edible? When I picked it up this morning it was cool to the touch so the poult did not sit on it all night, she usually lays around 11-1 so the egg has been in there since that time yesterday. It was crazy hot yesterday though, heat index of 110 or so, does that make a difference to the egg?

    I know there are probably a ton of posts on here about this but I could not find any that specifically identified them as safe to eat.
     
  2. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Should be OK, I have left them out longer than that and suffered no ill effects from eating them...
     
  3. dbounds10

    dbounds10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are really worried about it you can do the float test. Put it in a pan of water if it floats not good, if it sinks you are fine.
     
  4. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be fine. I've done this before with no ill effects. You can always scramble it, shell & all, & feed it back to her. She'll love you for it! & she won't recognize it as the same thing she produces....
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be just fine, especially if the nest is pretty clean! [​IMG]
     

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