How long can you keep eggs until they go bad?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BigHead, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. BigHead

    BigHead Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2015
    My grandpa always said turn them twice a day and they will last a week.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    It really depends. They average is around 10 days. Wait, are you talking about eggs to eat or eggs to hatch? I'm thinking to hatch. Anyway, I've set eggs that were a month old and the majority hatched! So it can vary. I've also read that turning the eggs twice a day is usually beneficial once they are over a week old.
  3. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2011
    Elma, Washington
    A whole month! [​IMG]Well, I'll never worry again about shipped eggs being a week old, LOL!
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    xs 2.

    Most people won't set eggs over a week old. The most recommended is 10 days or less with most "experts" agreeing after two weeks you generally see a decline in the hatch rate. However, like Ruby said, there are people that hatch older eggs and still have good hatches. Just remember, the longer you store them in theory, the more the probability of the hatch rate decreasing.

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