Eggs sitting out in the sun all day

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChixinPdx, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. ChixinPdx

    ChixinPdx Hatching

    Oct 10, 2015
    Portland, Oregon
    I'm wondering if it's ok to eat an egg that's been sitting out in the sun all day. We're having a heat wave over here 90+ degrees and I just noticed one of my ducks decided to lay in the middle of the yard today. Not sure how long ago but the egg feels pretty warm. Should I just toss it or is it safe to eat?
  2. If you think it's only been a day it's probably fine. But if you aren't sure throw it away or scramble as a treat for your ducks. My rule of thumb is leaving it out overnight in the summer anything longer than that I usually throw it away. It's not worth getting sick over one egg if you don't know how old it is.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
  4. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Songster

    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)
    it's 110+ here

    yes.. they are a bit warm when i collected them each day but didn't see any problem

    i ate some of these eggs right after collecting them.. they are fine

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