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I recently saw my Japanese Bantams mating and i have read that you can keep the eggs at room temp untill you have enough eggs to hatch and then put them in the incubator and they will survive. Is this True? 

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Whilst eggs can remain fertile for quite some time, the viability declines with age. Personally, i never set eggs over 10 days old. You may wish to wait a while and then break an egg open to test for fertility, before collecting eggs for setting. This link should help you.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures

 

Good luck

CT

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Whilst eggs can remain fertile for quite some time, the viability declines with age. Personally, i never set eggs over 10 days old. You may wish to wait a while and then break an egg open to test for fertility, before collecting eggs for setting. This link should help you.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/16008/how-to-tell-a-fertile-vs-infertile-egg-pictures

 

Good luck

CT

Thanks alot

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