Are the eggs still good if I forgot to get them yesterday?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by oliviad51, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually Im pretty good at remembering to get eggs but yesterday I forgot. Its been in the low or mid 90s. I wasn't sure since they have been sitting in the heat since yesterday morning if they were still good.
     
  2. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Float them. If it floats, it's bad. If it sinks, it's good. If it hovers, you decide. [​IMG]
     
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot all about that rule. thanks for the reminder [​IMG]
     
  4. dis go chikens

    dis go chikens New Egg

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    The eggs are totally fine. they can sit out for thirty days without being refrigerated but they cant be washed off because that takes a protective coating off. The reason why you have to refridgerate eggs from the store is because they wash the protective coating off.
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  5. digger455

    digger455 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't no if it right or not but I have ti ask. After 30 days in 90 degree weather outside. Wouldn't they be hatching???
     
  6. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wouldn't eat them. Sorry.[​IMG]
     
  7. 1stxraisingchickens

    1stxraisingchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    ignore this one. I learned how to quote.

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  8. 1stxraisingchickens

    1stxraisingchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I've only been raising eggs for a few months but I talked to the exchange agent in town at the beginning. She raised chickens. She told me about not washing off the protective film. She reminded me about the lack of refrigeration many years back and the use of egg baskets hanging in the kitchens. They didn't raise only enough chickens for thier breakfast each morning. They also took them to town to sell and/or trade with no refrigeration.

    They'll only hatch in that time frame if they're fertilized. Mine aren't. Our male is too young and were getting him a new home as soon as possible.
     
  9. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think that dis go meant that you can keep them in your home unrefrigerated for 30 days. While, i don't think they would hatch (since the temperature is not constant enough or hot enough), i also would not leave them in the sun for 30 days of hot summer temps and expect good eating eggs.

    My very first laying hen laid her eggs in a hidden nest for about a week before i found them, and the temps were in the 90s at the time. I float tested and ate every one of them. They were great!
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Here after one day there would be development of my fertile eggs.

    That or they'd be partially cooked when it hits 115!

    Believe it or not, I had a broody hatch eggs in that kind of heat... 115 daytime, 91 nighttime for over a week.
     

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