egg questions!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LeeAnn6, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. LeeAnn6

    LeeAnn6 In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2013
    so I have some questions about egg laying and such.

    1. how long can the eggs stay in the coop before they go bad?
    -ive heard they can stay for a while as long as hens are not sitting on them..

    2.If the egg is not fertilized will she still be broody or do hens get broody only with fertilized eggs?
    - I do have a rooster.. long can eggs stay in the fridge??

    I should know this! but I appreciate all of the help!

  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Songster

    Jul 4, 2013
    you can leave eggs in the coop for 1-2 days as long as its not super hot out. a hen can go broody if the eggs are fertile or not.eggs can stay in the fridge for about 3 weeks to one month.
  3. jjakaus

    jjakaus In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2011
    wyandotte, mi
    I am fairly new also, but I think I have read enough about this. I will try to help!

    1. I believe that eggs will be OK a few days in the coop or on a counter, although if it's hot, better safe than sorry! I always collect mine daily and out them right into the fridge. I believe that a hen will often wait up to 10 days before she starts to sit, so obviously they are not rotten.

    2. I don't think hens know if eggs are fertilized or not. Certain breeds are more apt to go broody than others.

    3. I believe fresh eggs last about as long as store eggs in the fridge - a few weeks.
  4. LeeAnn6

    LeeAnn6 In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2013
    thank you!

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