Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gram4trevor, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. gram4trevor

    gram4trevor New Egg

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    I'm new at raising chickens, yesterday I found an egg in the hen house, but don't know when it was laid. How long can eggs stay in the hen house?

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  2. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it all depends on the temperature... I try to collect my eggs every day in the summer months so they don't get too hot, in the fall I can get away with missing a day if I'm not around, in the winter I have to collect them as soon as I can otherwise they freeze and explode! It probably comes down to "crack it open and see"...
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read an egg ages a week on the kitchen counter for every one day in the frig. That said the last time we bought store eggs they were over 2 months old and still "good". So if your coop temp is anything like kitchen counter temp, then a few days or a week sitting in the coop they should be ok. Then again I always error on the side of safety.
     

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