1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Eggs - if we go away for a weekend

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Motherof13Hens, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Motherof13Hens

    Motherof13Hens Hatching

    Sep 5, 2013
    We are new to raising chickens. What is your opinion on eggs being edible if they are left in the coop over a weekend. I do sell the eggs to coworkers and family members.

    I want to be comfortable knowing if eggs are edible after being in 80, 90 degree weather. How accurate is the egg float test?

  2. new chick mom

    new chick mom In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2013
    we have left our eggs in the coop for a couple days and the float test when we did grab them and wash them was very accurate. I asked a friend of mine who has had chickens for MANY years and she said they were fine. We ate all of ours and all is well. Hope this helps
  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
    They will still be 100 percent edible after the weekend!!!!!!!!!!! Don't worry.

    Eggs will stay edible and delicious for many days in the coop / nest box. Easily over a week, even in warm weather, so long as they are out of direct sunlight and damp.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by