I'm new to hatching, and I have a quick question: for folks who are in the warmer areas, how do you store your hatching eggs as you accumulate them?
My information indicates I should have them at a steady 50-60F, but there's nowhere in my house or outbuildings where I can attain that temperature. I can get about 68-70F. I have a wine fridge at 55F, but it has had old veggies in it at various times (though I suppose I can sanitize it), and I don't know if the humidity would be too high.
My Cream Legbar rooster was attacked by dogs while protecting the flock two days ago, and I'm saving eggs from his girls. I was going to hatch form them this year anyway, just need to start early now. (He looks like he'll be fine, but he is naked on his back half and will need to be indoors a while.)
- Ant Farm
Coolest room of the house, which depends on weather/time of year, in an automatic egg turner. When it's the hottest, that room would be my kitchen, close to the window unit air conditioner out of direct sunlight from the window. Humidity or lack thereof has not been an issue.