OK - one more mystery for today... these chickens are keeping me busy! I've been impressed with how many eggs we've been getting out of our 6 young hens, and low and behold, there were even more! I had just collected 3 eggs from the nest boxes... good girls... one hen is still sitting in the coop - good girl! Then I found this! A stash in our goat stall... in a corner. I don't know how long this nest has gone unnoticed. Our Rhode Island Red was hanging around in the barn, and one of the eggs was still very warm, one of the smaller darker ones that may be hers... so I put it in my fresh stash. The other three were cool. And to me, they look like they were layed by different chickens? Different colors? I can't imagine this nest has gone unnoticed too long, but I can't know for sure how long any of these eggs has been there. A few days at most? I think not longer than last weekend when we cleaned that stall... How do I know if they're still edible? These are probably fertile, so half my worry is finding some half-developed thing in my breakfast eggs - that's a nightmare of mine from long ago with farm eggs. Most of our eggs, we get in the fridge within an hour or two of being laid. For now I put ?question marks? on them and put them in the fridge. How long is too long for them to be sitting out and still eat them? What do you do with eggs you find stashed like this and don't know how long they've been there?