How long can eggs be left out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RogueUSMC, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. RogueUSMC

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    Wasn't sure where to put this one. I thought we lost a hen, in searching for her I found she has been nesting under our shed, and I was surprised to find a dozen eggs there. We thought we had a hen or two holding out on us. I guess not. SOOO the question is, how long are they good for? (yes this is our first set of backyard hens). I live in Vriginai and the temps have been anywhere from low 20s to low to mid 70s. Any advice?
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can put them in a bowl of water. If they sink they are good if they float they are not.
     
  3. RogueUSMC

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    Sweet... I always like easy answers :) thank you.
     
  4. RogueUSMC

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    All of them sank. Glad none were wasted. :)
     
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    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also after putting them in water it washes off the bloom,so you will want to use them up first.
     

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