How long are eggs good? What if they were outside in the heat all day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suburbanchick, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. suburbanchick

    suburbanchick Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Raleigh NC
    I got my first egg! But I'm worried because it was in the coop just now and I'm not sure when it was laid.

    Will it be OK even if it was in 100 degrees all day?
  2. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Congrats on your first egg! [​IMG]
    When in doubt throw it out. But in this case, you could save it!
    I let the eggs I want to save just sit in a safe place where they won't get bumped or fall. They will eventually dry out. Then I display them in a little basket.[​IMG]
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Place the egg in a bowl of water and if it doesn't float it's okay.

  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Howdy neighbor!!! I'm outside of Youngsville! Congrats on your first egg. I have 23 girls and I have at least 5 more weeks of waitin ahead of me.
  5. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
    I wondered the same thing and then I had the following thought...eggs stay under a broody hen at about 100 degrees for 21 days and don't spoil, so I wouldn't think a day at that temp would make a difference.
  6. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    Kewl! What time is breakfast. Southern Chick and I will be right over and we can divvy it up and share! [​IMG]
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:I take mine fried with toast!!! [​IMG]
  8. suburbanchick

    suburbanchick Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Raleigh NC
    Hey neighbors! We just ate it... my husband and son. It was a little bitty thing so we each got one bite. [​IMG] Eet was dee baste ayg i ayver tasted! (I'm watching Nacho Libre if that helps you understand the accent.)

    I realized it HAS to be OK because most unless they consistently lay the eggs each morning before 6:30 when I leave for work, they'll all be bad. I read that in France they never refrigerate eggs, even in the store.

    Do you guys all stay home all day so you can get your eggs right after they're laid?

    Or do you get them when you get home from work? Surely everyone doesn't know what time they're laid?

    Thanks everyone!
  9. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    I sometimes don't get the eggs until 7pm, due to work, they are fine!
  10. rachel

    rachel Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Also, in Italy (maybe the rest of Europe too?) it is not uncommon at all to not refrigerate eggs. They buy 6 and keep them on the counter.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2007

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