Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sheryl, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. sheryl

    sheryl New Egg

    Mar 6, 2009
    How long do eggs stay good in the coop if the hens are not yet seting?
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    First off, Welcome to the BYC!

    To answer your question, it depends. If the temp is 32-65 degrees, they will be okay for a long time. If it is below 32, they could possibly freeze eventually. It would take a while, but could happen. If temp is above 70, they could go bad in a few days. As long as you don't let them go more than a couple days, you should have no problem with any temps. I would suggest collecting them as promtly as possible so you don't any issues. Some folks collect several times a day. I collect mine once a day. I usually wait until late afternoon because the hens have all layed by then.

    Hope this helps.

    Editted to Add: You will get more responces if you post your questions in the appropriate Forum. This question should be submitted under "Chicken Behavior and Egg Laying" Don't worry, you'll figure it out.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  3. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Welcome to BYC from NC [​IMG]

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