Eggs in the Heat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JSully, May 5, 2011.

  1. JSully

    JSully New Egg

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    My first post!
    So, I live in Arizona, and now that it's warming up I have some concerns. How long can the eggs stay in the heat before they go bad? I work 24 hour shifts as a firefighter and can't really gather them every day, so just wanted to make sure I'm not going to kill myself eating bad eggs...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They are created in heat, the internal heat of the hen's body. They are sealed. I'd collect them ASAP, but I would not be too concerned.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You can always do a float test, drop in cool water, if it sinks it's ok. Or just crack it into a separate bowl. You'll know if it's bad!

    Agree with Fred, I wouldn't worry.
     

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