How long can eggs be left in the coop without going bad?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beulah89, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Beulah89

    Beulah89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wasn't able to collect my eggs yesterday so one egg has been sitting in the box for about 24 hours. I live in the tropics so it's been about 30 degrees Celsius. Is it still ok to eat? How much time do you have before they need to be refrigerated?
     
  2. tblee

    tblee Out Of The Brooder

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    You could just do the egg test put it in a bowl of water if it floats to the top it's gone bad:( but if it sinks to the bottom its ok and can be kept and eaten:)
     
  3. Beulah89

    Beulah89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks that's a good idea
     
  4. tblee

    tblee Out Of The Brooder

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    Another test I was told about was to give the egg a little shake and if you can hear it sloshing about its gone bad but if you don't hear anything it's good and can be kept :)good luck x
     

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