Are Eggs Safe after sitting out in the heat all day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenJill, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. ChickenJill

    ChickenJill In the Brooder

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    Just wondering how long eggs can sit out in the heat and still be safe to eat? What is I find one that has been sitting a few days?
     
  2. Annabella

    Annabella Songster

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    Eggs are quite safe to eat if not collected each day.
    The thing to watch for is, if the shell is cracked - that would be dubious and I would give it to the dog.
    There's always the "water" test if you find a few and not sure how long they've been around.
     
  3. ChickenJill

    ChickenJill In the Brooder

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    What is the water test?
     
  4. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    The water test: Submerge questionable egg in water. If it sinks it's good. If it floats get rid of it.

    (not unlike the Salem witch tests)
     
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  5. Annabella

    Annabella Songster

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    Placing the egg in a glass filled with water. If it floats its bad. If its half way, its edible, but not ultra fresh. If it sinks its quite new.
     
  6. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Bowl of water (deep enough for egg to be covered) Place egg in it...If egg sinks it's good:woot

    If it floats.... YUK!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenJill

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    Thanks Everyone
     
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