how long can u leave an egg

yellowirenut

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 27, 2011
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New haven, IN
Checked the coop yesterday morning about 10 o' clock. 4 Eggs, someone is not doing there job. Went out with friends for lunch and BS'ing. When I returned about 4 hrs later I noticed an egg in the run. I am not concerned that it went bad in 4 hours though the heat was upper 90's. What I do have a question about is how long can they sit before they are uneatable? 2 days? depends on the weather?
 

Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
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99
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MN
You can test it in a bowl of water. If it floats don't eat it. I don't really know though, I'm sure it will be fine. I'd probably do the float test, then eat it right away.
 

Tiss

Songster
9 Years
May 8, 2010
676
6
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Georgia
I'm sure it's fine. It is really, really hot here in the summer and I usually only collect the eggs once a day around 2:30 pm when everyone has laid. The eggs are perfect and last for weeks in the fridge (I save them up for my sister who lives across the state and give her 5 or 6 doz when she comes to visit, otherwise they never last that long).

I think 2 days is safe when the weather is hot. I've left them for a weekend before when we have more moderate temps.
 

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