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How long can it be left out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PotterWatch, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    My RIR laid her first egg yesterday. I didn't notice it when I let the girls out at around 11 though it could easily have been there and I just didn't see it. I went out at around 1:30 and saw it in the corner of the coop. It was laying in full sun and it was pretty hot out (low 90s). Is it still safe to eat or should I wait and eat the next one?
     
  2. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it should be fine as long as you're sure it was laid that day .
     
  3. bossynbella

    bossynbella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it should be fine. Offen we don't get our eggs till after I get off work. Sometimes they are in the sun. Sometimes there is a chicken who decides to be broody. (this also keeps the egg very warm) and the eggs are always fine, we have never had a problem yet.
    I say enjoy your first egg!
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    agreed! if it had been there for more than a few days, I'd be a little more worried, but you should be fine.
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Thanks! Guess I will fry it up for breakfast tomorrow!
     
  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Over easy with buttered toast, and a large glass of whole milk is a REALLY good breakfast! LOL I eat 4 eggs and 3 pieces of toast this way almost daily!
     

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