how long can eggs be in a nest and still be good to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kwhitlow, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. kwhitlow

    kwhitlow New Egg

    Mar 2, 2010
    i brought three laying wyandotte hens home about two weeks ago. the first day one of them laid an egg. then nothing untill yesterday when i found a dozen eggs in the monkey grass. i knew that by letting them roam the back yard they might find their own place to go but i some how didn't see these. how long can the eggs be outside and still be safe to eat ?

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