Are these ok to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SunnyArizona, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. SunnyArizona

    SunnyArizona Hatching

    Jul 7, 2014
    I have young chickens that have just started laying and I worry about the temperature of the eggs in the nest box. Sometimes I can't collect them until late afternoon and the eggs are very hot. Not knowing exactly when they were laid they could have been laying there nearly all day and our outside temperatures reach over a 100f. Are these still ok to eat as our daytime temperatures will be this hot all summer?
  2. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Songster 6 Years

    Jul 20, 2012
    Lancaster Ohio
    I am not and expert but how warm are the when a hen sits on them? Do the egg test put them in a bowl of water and if they float, throw them out! Sinkers are keepers! There is a 123 chart on BYC facebook page that explains it better, that is just how I remember it Sinkers are keepers, floaters are throwers!
  3. Blitzlightning

    Blitzlightning Hatching

    Apr 22, 2014
    I think that they are fine to eat. A test for if an egg is good or not is if it floats in water it is a bad egg and if it sinks it is good.
  4. mortie

    mortie Songster

    Feb 16, 2014
    The Frozen Tundra
    Hen body temp is 107. They are fine ad long as you collect them daily.

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