How long do eggs last ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dhalle, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. dhalle

    dhalle New Egg

    Oct 17, 2011
    How many days can eggs be left out in the nesting box before they are considered unhealthy to eat?
  2. Above 80* only a couple of days in my book. The cooler the weather the longer they stay fresh.

    I don't have any hard number for ya other than what my common sense is telling me. I have found eggs in a nest that had been there maybe 5 days and it was cool enough that it made no difference. If it is hot out, I wouldn't want to eat an egg that has been in a nest for more than 24 hours.

    Wish ya the best.

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