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leaving fertilized eggs out on counter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommao, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. mommao

    mommao New Egg

    Apr 19, 2016
    Hi, I know it's safe to leave unwashed eggs out on the counter top for quite sometime but I have two roosters so my question is a bit different. I gather my eggs every day, sometimes every other. I don't always get to wash them all right away. I always refrigerate after washing, but how long can I leave fertilized eggs out unwashed on counter and they still be safe to wash and refrigerate for eating?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I read an article in Backyard Chickens that said that it actually wasn't safer to leave any eggs out. That being said it shouldn't matter whether they are fertilized or not.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
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