Ever since I got chickens last fall, I've noticed a lot of people (mostly neighbors) have a lot of advice for me. And that a lot of them have never had chickens. And that a lot of the advice goes against things I've read lol
But today my neighbor told me be sure I collect my eggs every day early in the morning bc if they get left out in the heat they will go bad. Obviously I'm not worried about it right now, bc the egg laying is relatively new and my 3 year old insists on looking for eggs like 3 times a day, plus it isn't hot outside. But it did get me wondering... In the summer time here it can get up to 110. If I were to go out of town for a day or two, would the eggs be okay sitting in that heat? I don't have a rooster so they wouldn't be fertilized or anything.
Also as a side question, is it normal for a hen to lay in the middle of the day? One of my hens lays sometime between 11 am and 2 pm, I'm not sure exactly what time but there is always an extra egg when we check the coop the second time each day.