In the Brooder
- Apr 6, 2013
How long can eggs stay in the nest before I gather them and still have them be safe to eat??
I had the same question!! I live in Florida and the temps here have been in the upper 80's and 90's. I don't have a rooster, so my eggs aren't fertilized. They won't "hatch", but is there a temperature limit they are NOT safe at, and for how long? My husband was asking me, and I don't have a clue. I'm allergic to yellow flies, so I can't do the egg gathering while he's at work. They swarm me when I walk outside, and the hen house is a long way from the house. Only one of my three is currently laying, and it's her habit to lay between 10:30 and 12:00, during the heat of the day. My husband doesn't get over there to check it until 6:00 or 7:00 in the evening. Anybody know? I would appreciate any feedback!Nope, dont think it was too hot, if maybe it was closer to 92 it would have been a problem, then it gets closer to breeding temp