How often to collect eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken03, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Western Pa
    How long can eggs stay in the coop? I get my eggs everyday but if the eggs were in the coop for two days would they still be good? I sure they can't stay in as long if its hot out but how long until they go bad?
  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    In the heat, I wouldn't leave them more than a day but if it was cool out, they could last a couple days, I'm sure.
  3. Freebird

    Freebird In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2007
    Springdale, AR
    A few days won't hurt them at all. I normally collect daily, but sometimes I can't and I certainly don't worry about it. I personally wouldn't have a problem with a 3 day old egg, even in hot weather. You can store them at room temp. for a week or two without problems - they'll still be viable for hatching(if fertile) or eating. Of course, the better they are stored and the sooner they are used, the better they are.
  4. RasMama

    RasMama In the Brooder

    May 14, 2009
    Spokane, WA
    I don't know if they'd done anything to them or not, but a few years ago I spent several months in Bolivia (South America) studying spider monkeys in the Amazon basin. In our field camp we had a propane fridge, but the eggs were kept on top of it, out in the open. We went into town 1x a month for supplies & the eggs always lasted up there. Lets just say that the Amazon basin isn't cool (temperature wise).
  5. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    It gets into the high 90's here, sometimes up to 100 or 101...I'm worried that my eggs will start incubating themselves!!! I have roos, so they'll probably be fertile. I sure hope we can collect ours every day...more like a few times per day...
  6. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Where is the best place to store a egg to eat? Room tep. or frig?
  7. Ft Chix

    Ft Chix In the Brooder

    Jun 23, 2009
    Depends how hot it is. Best practice wold be to collect every day

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