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Collecting fertile eggs

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How long can you store fertile eggs before setting them? Whether it's in an incubator or under a broody hen? hu.gif
the variety flock! 1 Easter Egger, 3 Black Copper Maran, 2 Crested Cream Legbar, 1 Black Langshan, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 Amber White, 1 Silkie, 1 California White, 1 Blue Cochin, 1 Partridge Rock, 1 Welsummer, 1 Crested Polish, 
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the variety flock! 1 Easter Egger, 3 Black Copper Maran, 2 Crested Cream Legbar, 1 Black Langshan, 1 Barnevelder, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 Amber White, 1 Silkie, 1 California White, 1 Blue Cochin, 1 Partridge Rock, 1 Welsummer, 1 Crested Polish, 
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Success rates decline after 10 days, but successful hatching can still occur beyond that point.  You can increase success by storing eggs fat side up and replicating "turning" of them by placing them in a carton and elevating the carton at one end to a 45 degree angle (place it on a stack of books, etc) and then changing the end that is elevated 2+ times a day.  Store them in a cool room - above refrigerator temperature but the cooler the better around 55 degrees being a commonly quoted temperature.

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