Broody Hen Egg Spoilage

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dora, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Dora

    Dora In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2007
    Does the heat from a broody hen affect the quality of unfertilized eggs? For example, if an egg is under her for 3 - 5 hours, will that affect its freshness? At what point will it spoil?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I'd give the egg a few days before it spoils. I know when my mom was in china, and if they were able to get some eggs, they sat out on the counter night and day for a few weeks... if they lasted that long. As in lasted that long, if they got eaten, not that they went bad.

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