Last week we had our third hen start laying and I progressively found the egg farther and farther from the nest box. I've always found the eggs completely in the open, but haven't seen one in a few days and went hunting for a secret nest. I never found a nest of the color egg I was looking for, but found another hen started laying. There were about 5 - 6 eggs in this spot off the ground in an old goat feeder. If the eggs have been outside for a week or two, are they still safe to eat? Also, do hens typically lay in the same spot each time? The first two use the same nest box each time they lay. This other one seems to lay where ever it happens to be at the time and there is no consitency in type of location (nest box, coop floor, outside shelter dirt floor, middle of the grass....). I don't mind hunting for eggs if I know where to look each time. Thanks!