Eggs and hot weather

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Canarygirl, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Canarygirl

    Canarygirl In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2007
    My hubby wants to know if the eggs are safe in the nest to eat when it's in the 90's outside and they are out their all day while were at work. He won't eat them cause he's afraid they are bad. Anybody know about this?
  2. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    We've never had a problem with them and I've never heard any complaints form the prople who buy our eggs either. I collect them as early as I see them in the day and then again when we get home from wherever we've been. Yeah-they seem hot sometimes, I rinse under cool water and then refrigerate. Good Luck-even my hubby eats them then.
  3. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    The egg, as laid at 105 °F, normally has no air cell. As the egg cools, an air cell forms usually in the large end of the egg and develops between the two shell membranes. The air cell is formed as a result of the different rates of contraction between the shell and its contents. We keep our hen house shaded and the air circlulates well, we have never had a problem.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2007
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I'm in florida so it gets 98* here in the summer and mine set out in the coop until I get home at 6 or 7 at night. I've never had a problem. There were times when I couldn't collect them weekend get away and they were fine even after several days in the nest.

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