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In cold weather after the hen lays an egg how long do I have to put it in an incubator before it dies?
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Eggs are best collected for up to 7 days before being set in the incubator. Eggs can and do hatch after being more than a week old but for better hatch results it's best the eggs are not older than 7 days. The quality can start to diminish after the 7 days. Have you checked out "Hatching eggs 101"? Here is the link ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
It has lots of fabulous information on incubating and hatching including egg collection and storage.

Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC frow.gif
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You already have top advice so I'll just say hi and a warm welcome to BYC.

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Yes I understand the 7 day rule however I think that only applies in warm weather
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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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If transporting fertile eggs shoot I incubate the eggs until I leave or should I just keep them at room temperature?
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Originally Posted by dones7 View Post

In cold weather after the hen lays an egg how long do I have to put it in an incubator before it dies?

Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! I never incubate egg when it's cold. Once I get a weeks worth of weather that is mild, like 48 degrees or above. That's just me though.

 

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If transporting fertile eggs shoot I incubate the eggs until I leave or should I just keep them at room temperature?

It's best to just keep in storage until you can stick around or someone incubate eggs for you.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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