How long is too long ...???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mamahen2011, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. mamahen2011

    mamahen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To pick up eggs from the coop?

    I'm wondering how long eggs can be left without being picked up and put in the fridge? Usually we collect every day, within a short time of the egg being laid. However, there will be times when we will be away for a weekend and the eggs may be left out for a day or 2 before being able to be collected. Is it ok to collect and eat the eggs if they've been left out for a day or 2? Should they be discarded?
     
  2. me2pl

    me2pl Out Of The Brooder

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    it depends on where the hens lay. outside, inside, shade, sun temperature, moisture; a few days should be fine
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Down here where it gets pretty hot, we've left the eggs for six/seven days while we're on holiday and they've been okay [​IMG]
     

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