egg left in house for 6hrs in 85°, still fine?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrsdjl3rd, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. mrsdjl3rd

    mrsdjl3rd Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are just now starting to lay. I got two out at 10am but got an odd feeling and went out to check and tthere was another egg. I don't refrigerate them so I'm wondering how long is too long or how hot is too hot?
     
  2. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster?

    I leave my fresh eggs on the counter and it's 80ish in here sometimes and they're fine. Eggs on the countertop are good for a remarkably long time.

    The exception would be if you have a rooster and your house is getting above the mid 90's. Ideal temps for incubation of chickens are right around 100 but above 95 or so you might get a bit of development.

    Since I have no rooster and it's not that hot here, I have no worries.

    Do you wash your eggs?
     
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    mrsdjl3rd Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not washing them. And I have no roosters. I leave my eggs on the counter too but this one was left out in the coop
     
  4. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion it's totally fine
     
  5. mrsdjl3rd

    mrsdjl3rd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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