I know it's December, but I just added some chicks to the family. They will starting laying when it's pretty hot out. I'm wondering what the impact of heat will be on the eggs. I'm in AZ and summers are over 110 F, and sometimes does not get below 90F over night. I'm sure there will be eggs layed after I leave for work. If I plan on gathering the eggs in the afternoon, will sitting in the nesting box for 6 hours or so in 100+ degree weather hurt the eggs? If they are fertle will they start to develop? Years ago I raised chickens when I lived in a cold climate, so I'm new to chickens in the heat.