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Eggs have been out for 11 days. Are they still viable?

post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone.  I am new to raising chickens and I ordered araucana chicken eggs that were up to 3 days old when they were shipped to me.  After 8 days in transit they finally arrived to me.  That means the eggs are up to 11 days old now.  Can these eggs still be viable?

post #2 of 6

Might be.  No harm in trying to hatch them.

 

Good Luck!

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke
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post #3 of 6

I agree.

 

Personally, I wouldn't even bat an eye at 11 days, some birds save clutches of eggs for weeks before "incubating".

 

Besides, what's the harm in incubating an egg that you probably wouldn't eat anyways?  

post #4 of 6

Set the eggs.

 

Before 14 days is preferable, before 10 is better....

 

 

 

BUT

 

 

 

Folks hatch chicks from REFRIGERATED fertile GROCERY store eggs, all the time!!

 

 

I say

 

SET ALL THE EGGS!

Insane.
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post #5 of 6

You'll want to rest them for about 24hr before incubating. I've heard up to 2 weeks they're good, so even if you rest for 24hr they should hopefully still be viable. Best of luck!!

post #6 of 6
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Thanks. I set the eggs after letting then rest for 24 hours. Yesterday made 7 days in the incubator and I see definite growth inside some eggs. I'm hoping for the best.
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