My question is how long can eggs be in the coop with hens sitting on them before they are no good to eat. I have been working 15 hour days lately and have admittedly been slacking on chicken care the last few days. It has been in the 20s lately but they have a light in the coop and a heated water dish and seem to be doing just fine but I collected eggs for the first time in a few days today. I got 11 eggs from my 5 hens that have been averaging 4 a day generally. One was in the middle of the coop and cold so I pitched it thinking it could have frozen at some point but the others were all in the egg boxes with hens sitting on them. Is it ok for the hens to keep them warm a few days and still be ok to eat?