old eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sanyawalker, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. sanyawalker

    sanyawalker New Egg

    Nov 11, 2008
    How long can an egg be outdoors before it goes bad?
  2. tygab

    tygab Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    MA/NH border
    probably depends on the temperatures. Here it's staying refrigerator cool through most of the day, so I don't worry about it. But come next summer... I'm sure I'll worry about this. I'd think they can handle a day without spoiling, but I'm interested to hear more experienced answers.
  3. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Western MA
    unwashed eggs can stay at room temp for a few days (70?) Remember, the hens don't sit on them until they have what they consider to be enough, so they will keep for a little while, anyways. I often go a couple days without picking up the eggs, and then on the counter for another day or two before using or washing and refridgerating. Got lazy, somehow. And hubby won't pick up eggs, but he will feed over the fence....he's a city boy, and afraid of the rooster! Tee-hee.....

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