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How long can eggs stay out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhd077, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question and wasn't sure where to post it, but how long can your eggs sit in the coop? Im going to be gone for 3 day and have plenty of food and water for the girls, but worried about the eggs. Its going to be about mid 80's while im gone and about 50 at night. will they be ok to eat when i get home?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Most likely. Just do a float test, put in room temp water, eat if they sink, toss if they float.

    Now, if you have a roo and a broody, it might be a different story....
     
  3. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have roosters, but none that are broody.
     
  4. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs have a protective covering on them and they will stay good without being refridgerated as long as you dont wash the protective covering off. I think they will be fine.
     

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