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Chicken eggs question for incubator-

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by obsessiveanimallover, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. obsessiveanimallover

    obsessiveanimallover New Egg

    Jul 2, 2011
    I just put my eggs in the incubator about an hour ago. My question is- How long do the eggs stay fertile ( like days/weeks)? I know my eggs are about 2-3 weeks old because I was waiting on my incubator to arrive and to get adjusted and stuff. I dont want to put them in and then be dissapointed when nothing hatches out in three weeks. Any suggestions?
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

    [​IMG] You are probably pushing the limit, but I'm sure there are some out there that will tell you they hatched eggs that old. You might go to the hatching section of the forum and read some of the threads at the top .. lots of great info!

  3. obsessiveanimallover

    obsessiveanimallover New Egg

    Jul 2, 2011
    I didnt realize I was in the wrong section until I posted:) Thanks for the reply though! I wasnt planning on buying my own incubator and was just going to use a friends but I thought it would be better if I actually knew what to do this time ( all my babies died last time from wrongful information:/ So my eggs are a little old, but I hope that I can get a couple out of them!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Thats ok that you posted in the wrong section. I was confused the first time I posted a question. But I would say not to bother hatching those eggs. Eggs stay fertile for about 7-10 days and slowly die off after that.

    So if I were you, I would start over with fresh eggs so you are not sitting waiting for 21 days and nothing hatches. [​IMG]
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good advice given. [​IMG]
  6. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    [​IMG] Don't know much about hatching, but welcome! You came to the right place for answers!
  7. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
  9. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    [​IMG]. Can't help on hatch, but good luck.
  10. totallytang

    totallytang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi from PA! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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