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how old can an egg be and still hatch

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how long can you keep an egg before incubating and it still be good? some i have will be a week old before i start incubating.

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A week is fine!!

Great hubby, 2 kids, 3 furry babies, lots of chickens!!

Blue, Black & Splash Marans. Blue Slate, Narragansett, & Rio Grand Turkeys, 

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Great hubby, 2 kids, 3 furry babies, lots of chickens!!

Blue, Black & Splash Marans. Blue Slate, Narragansett, & Rio Grand Turkeys, 

Guineas & Bob White Quail! NPIP Certified #851

 

 

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post #3 of 4

1 week is fine.  My fertility goes downward after 2 weeks to practically 0 fertile by 3 weeks.

Tricia
100+ chickens, 20+ ducks, 1 pony, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 very understanding hubby (23 years so far!) and 4 kids. Emily 15, Amanda 10, Samuel 8 and James 5.

***Specializing in White Rock Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons and Silver Phoenix***

Proud Members and Supporters of the Alachua County 4H Poultry Club and Santa Fe High School FFA 
 

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Tricia
100+ chickens, 20+ ducks, 1 pony, 4 dogs, 6 cats, 3 rabbits, 1 very understanding hubby (23 years so far!) and 4 kids. Emily 15, Amanda 10, Samuel 8 and James 5.

***Specializing in White Rock Turkens, Showgirls, Black/Blue Orpingtons and Silver Phoenix***

Proud Members and Supporters of the Alachua County 4H Poultry Club and Santa Fe High School FFA 
 

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10-12 days kept under very cool conditions.  That's about it.

 

 

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