Egg Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER

    UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER Hatching

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    How long are the egg's good for in the coop before I can get to them ?? My girls are starting to lay but there isn't any normall time that they lay , So I leave early in the a.m. and sometimes am not home untill dark . I check in the a.m. before work and have gotten 0 ... I look when I get home and have 1/2 doz or better a day . So are these eggs good to keep still or should they get tossed ???

    Thanks for any input...... Upstate
     
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

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    Keep them. They're good for more than 24 hrs.
     
  3. UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER

    UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER Hatching

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    Even if it was ilke 85 outside ?? I appreciate the info [​IMG].I really didnt want to throw them out .
     
  4. Lesa

    Lesa Songster

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    Where are you in upstate? I am near Utica. The eggs will definitely be fine. You can always do the float test, if you are unsure. Not everyone can check their coop 3-4 times a day. Enjoy your eggs!!
     
  5. UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER

    UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER Hatching

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    Broadalbin ny ... Float test ?? Im geussing if it floats its stiil good ?? I have never heard of this ....


    Thanks .... UPSTATE
     
  6. Vermontmaple

    Vermontmaple In the Brooder

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    I have been told eggs are good for 2 weeks out on the counter. I would think you wouldn't want them in the high heat for over 24 hours but does anyone know about inside? My friend doesn't put her eggs in the fridge; she leaves them out on the counter for 2 weeks.
    Any thoughts?
     
  7. Raisinghens

    Raisinghens In the Brooder

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    Hi Upstate Chicken Chaser, if the eggs float they are rotten. When a hen is left to her own devices she will lay a number of eggs, one a day until maybe there are 12 ( it can be any number )in her nest and then she will go broody ( not all hens will ) and sit on her eggs ( when she is broody her body temperature rises and this gets the chicks started and growing in the eggs ) Why I am saying this is that her eggs are fine all the time she is laying one a day till she goes broody. There will be a limit of how long they will be fine but for your concern of not being able to collect them until you get home you do not need to worry. Have a lovely day.
     
  8. UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER

    UPSTATE CHICKEN CHASER Hatching

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    Thanks for ALL the great info .... This is awesome I'm glad that I can keep them all . The one's that I have kept are well in the time frame , I have wanted to eat them but wasn't sure if I should . FRESH EGGS IN THE A.M.[​IMG]..

    Thanks again .... Upstate
     

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