If an egg was layed in the yard

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by imneva, Jul 22, 2019.

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  1. imneva

    imneva Songster

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    If an egg was laid in the yard and it got rained on is it still good? Is the bloom still on it? It was out there For a few hours. Rained a couple of times.
     
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  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I'd put it in the fridge since the bloom was likely compromised, but I'd still eat it.
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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    Sure....just wash it off.
     
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    Okay to ask another question to this topic pls...how about finding a nest from a neighbor's hen that has multiple eggs? So they've been out a few days and in the rain.
    Any thoughts on this situation?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    When in doubt....
    Open eggs one at a time in a separate dish before adding to pan or recipe,
    use your eyes, nose, and common sense to decide if egg is OK to eat.

    Remember that.....
    Eggs should be washed in 'water warmer than the egg'.
    Simple physics, using colder water will cause the egg contents to contract, causing any 'germs' on exterior surface of egg shell to be pulled into the interior of egg thru the shell pores. Using warmer water will do the opposite.
     
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