how often to collect eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hawk, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. hawk

    hawk In the Brooder

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    How long can eggs sit in the nesting box before they need to be brought in from the coop?
     
  2. Rooster1235597

    Rooster1235597 Songster

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    depending on what time of year it is.... but as long as u collect them by the end of the day ur all good [​IMG]
     
  3. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

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    Most people collect at least once a day. If it is hot or cold then you should collect more often.
    There are not many things more gross than cracking open an egg to eat and their being a baby chick developing in there.
    If I am not sure the egg is at least under 3 days old, (from the nest, not the fridge) I give it to the dog.
    After they are refrigerated, they last months.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    When I was working I collected the eggs once a day in the late afternoon/early evening. Now that I'm retired I check for eggs several times a day.
     
  5. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Songster

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    Ask my Little Avatar -- you should collect eggs every half hour. [​IMG]
     

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