can i leave the eggs in the nest till my incubator gets here?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by showjumper_girl2002, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Songster 7 Years

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    Just wanted to know if I can leave my muscovy eggs in the hens nest till my incubator get here later this week or if I have to take them out now? Fyi she isn't sitting on them
     

  2. snyd08

    snyd08 Chirping

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    take them out. put them in an egg carton with the top (small ) end facing down. no reason to risk them getting muddy and temp swings wont be good this time of year. get them in your house. put them in a spot noone will touch for 7-10 days MAX 10 days. you should be good then. if theyve been out in the heat they might have already started to incubate and then by the time your bator arrives they are shot. good luck!
     
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

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    I would take them too. Turn them everyday like you would in the incubator too
     
  4. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Songster 7 Years

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    Quote:Thanks! My room stays kind of cold is that ok?
     

  5. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

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    As long as they aren't below 40 you'd be good [​IMG]
     
  6. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Songster 7 Years

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    Quote:How's 70 that's not too warm is it? I've read 55 and 60 is better. I have them on a towel on their side because I read duck eggs do better on their side. am I getting off to a good start? Lol
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011

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