How long is too long for a broody hen to sit on eggs before they are no longer good to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redsix, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. redsix

    redsix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2015
    I have a broody hen that had been sitting on eggs laid by other chickens during the day. I didn't get home until 6:00 pm to collect the eggs. She could have been sitting on the eggs for 6 hours or so . Do you think the eggs are still good?
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Yeah, six hours shouldn't matter. It is when they've been incubated for a day or two that you don't want to eat them any more.

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