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We live in the Phoenix Area and over the weekend we left town. Our hens were being looked after by my daughter. They laid several eggs between them i n a brand new location and my daughter missed them and left them outside. The temps this weekend reached 108 degrees. Will the eggs be OK or should I dxiscard them?

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We live in the Phoenix Area and over the weekend we left town. Our hens were being looked after by my daughter. They laid several eggs between them i n a brand new location and my daughter missed them and left them outside. The temps this weekend reached 108 degrees. Will the eggs be OK or should I dxiscard them?


I am not sure. I collect mine daily from inside of the coop. Maybe it would depend on where the location was at, such as if they were in a place where the sun would be directly on them or not?

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lol our girls did this to us once. We had 21 layers and egg production dropped tremendously and we couldnt figure out why. A week went by and I luckily saw an egg by a tree so I started looking around and I pulled over 60 eggs for a few different 'lay' spots. lol. We simply just water tested them and if they stayed on the bottom we ate them.


Edited by ericstac - 7/22/16 at 7:59am
Our Laying Hens:   3 silver laced Wyandottes, 2 golden laced wyandottes, 4 Delawarse, 1 Naked Neck, 2 Speckled Sussex, 1 Barnevelder, 4 New Hampshire reds, 2 white leghorns, 2 easter eggers...
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Our Laying Hens:   3 silver laced Wyandottes, 2 golden laced wyandottes, 4 Delawarse, 1 Naked Neck, 2 Speckled Sussex, 1 Barnevelder, 4 New Hampshire reds, 2 white leghorns, 2 easter eggers...
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Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

 

They had their protective coat on them. Hens rarely lay in the open sun so they were probably shaded most of the time. I would just scramble them and feed them out to my animals unless it looked funky when cracked. And I always feed the shells back to the hens.

 

What I don't get about the "water test" is that it is essentially only measuring the size of the air pocket. Unless I am missing something. :hu

 

I don't wash my eggs. I do refrigerate immediately... In the past I had several dozen accumulated eggs 4-6 months old and they were as good (seemingly) as brand new store bought.

 

Just use your best judgement and you should be fine.

 

Good luck!

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Can anyone tell me why my road reds eggs start out dark brown shell now are a lighter brown?
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Can anyone tell me why my road reds eggs start out dark brown shell now are a lighter brown?

Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

 

When your hens start laying is the darkest the eggs will get. They progressively get lighter. I am not sure if they start out darker every season or only at the beginning.

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Thank you. I have barrel rocks to that lay a light brown egg and now its hard to tell who's eggs are who's lol
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