Eggs left in 90's temp for 6 days

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pdirt, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. pdirt

    pdirt Songster

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    So the temps were in the mid to upper 90's. We had someone checking on the birds and told them they could have the eggs but they never took any. So they just sat there, in the heat for nearly a week. They're unfertilized. From what I've read online, commercial eggs don't see refrigeration for 2-8 weeks, but I doubt they're stored at temps just under 100F. Low at night was in the low 60's. I've also read of folks here on BYC, who pick their eggs up after a long work day in even hotter temps, but nothing like a week long. My hunch is the eggs are still okay to eat, assuming I cook them thoroughly (no runny yolks) if not for me then probably just fine for the birds. It's dry here and the nest boxes are inside the coop and quite shaded.

    Anyone have experience like this?
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'm pretty bold and I'll go up to 3 days in hundred degree heat, that's with fertile eggs. I don't know if I'd do what you're talking about, for me to eat. I'd give them to the dogs or cats. If they don't smell bad (and I don't think they'd have started to rot yet, they're honestly probably fine, it's just a mental thing) you could cook them up and feed them back.

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