How long can I leave an egg....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BaGAWK!!, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    Philadelphia, TN
    How long can an egg stay under a broody before it starts to develop? The reason I'm asking is I have 2 broody hens but I don't want them to hatch anything, I'm collecting eggs for consumption. I don't want to crack one open that has a baby started, but most days I can't collect until almost dark.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  2. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Central Iowa
    As long as you are collecting them daily you will not notice any development in the embryo.

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