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How long are eggs good?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Orpstralope, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Orpstralope

    Orpstralope XL College Raised Eggs

    Oct 11, 2009
    I've looked at a lot of website and cant find a direct answer. Say if I went out of town for two nights and came back - could I eat the eggs that are layed?[​IMG] Thanks
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Depends. If it's really hot out, I wouldn't eat anything past a day (2 max), but with cool weather, I wouldn't worry a bit. A lot of people here keep eggs on their counter for a week.
  3. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    Cut Off, LA
    only 2 days.....I wouldn't worry. I have found nests that were, I don't know how old and had to crack them in a cup to test before hand. If you have any concerns......some people put them in cool water and if an egg floats, it is old. It hasn't been warm even in the deep south the past few days, so depending on your location, you should be very safe.
  4. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    With the weather as it is now, I wouldn't worry about the eggs, they should be fine. EXCEPT if you have a broody that insists on keeping them warm all the time! [​IMG] Genie

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