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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by McClellan_Coop, Sep 6, 2011.
How long can I wait to collect my eggs out of the nesting bo before they go bad?
2 to 3 days at least unless it is really hot.
Depends on the temperature - if it's really hot, not more than a day or two. If it's cold, they can last much longer, like a week. Also, if you have a rooster, keep in mind that hot temperatures can start the eggs developing.
I collect myne every 3 days, dont really care about the weather...
It would have to be REALLY hot for the eggs to start developing.
100 degree days are pretty common here in CA. Just got home last night from a weekend away - I collected eggs and since it's been in the 90's all weekend, I cracked them so I could throw them away and check fertility. I had about a handful that had started development. Not an embryo yet, but still developing.
Oh, yeah, 2-3 days at 100 degrees or more could definitely start development.
Wow...I'd wondered about that (the temp. thing in fert. eggs). Because I sometimes let my eggs sit for 2-3 days before collecting.