How long are eggs good for in the coop in the heat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Maureen&chickens, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been complaining about my lazy hens who stopped laying and I chalked it up to the heat wave. Went to clean the coop today and found 7 eggs in a nest they made on the floor (as opposed to the nesting boxes they've used all along). The temperatures have been high 90's to low 100's for the last 4 days. I'm guessing these eggs are not good for eating. Correct?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Are they today's eggs? They should be fine in the extreme heat (it was 117 here) for at least 24 hours. Just put them in the fridge ASAP to stop any development.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Crack them into a dish to see. I would assume they'd be fine.
    You could also try the float test. Put them in water-if they sink they're ok, if they float they're not.
     
  4. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure which if any were laid today. I'll try the sink/float test. Thanks for the help!
     

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