Collect eggs...... then what?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by texaschickmama, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Okay, so I am going to sell hatching Buff orp eggs and already have someone interested in them. When I collect the eggs, what do I do with them. I know I don't refrigerate them, do I leave them in a container on the counter? Please help me with some advice?
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I put mine in an egg carton air cell (big end) up. To store until there is enough for the order.

    I also rock the carton every 12 hours by propping one end on something. You want the room you store them in around 60 degrees.
     
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thanks, I'm very new to all this. [​IMG]
     
  4. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Hey texaschickenmama, I'm all new to this to. How many eggs do you have collected so far?

    Good luck! How exciting for you. I was just reading today in all of my books trying to figure out what to do after you collect the fert eggs.

    It stated just like Pips & peeps said in an egg carton small end pointing down w/ the big ond up and prop one end up at a 35 degree angle. It said to turn them twice a day.

    Hey, Pips &peeps, how do you rock them every 12 hrs? I couldn't understand from the book, if you just prop the other opposite end up or if you physically turn each one in the carton??????

    My concern is my house temp. Maybe I can close off a vent in one of the rooms. My house seems to be running at 68 degrees, which I guess is to hot to store them.
     
  5. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Hey smitty, I could collect up to 10-13 a day. It's just when I go collect eggs I automatically put them in the fridge. I know MissPrissy leaves hers on the counter and she does not put hers in the fridge. I know most are fertile because I just had fried eggs for lunch and saw it for myself. I really need to get an incubator. BUT I was kinda wanting a hen to go broody by herself. I would love to see her raise a clutch of chickies.
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I rock them back and forth by moving whatever object I have propped under one end of the carton to the other. The more you touch them the more oil from your hands gets on them, just shift the carton.

    I also wanted to add you will want to candle the eggs before you ship to make sure there are no hairline cracks or the shell is too pourous. (sp)

    I have one of those small refrigerators in the garage, if it gets too hot in the open, I set the temp in the refridgerator to around 50, which is ok also and put them in there. As loong as they don't freeze or get too hot, they should be ok.
     
  7. bmchickens

    bmchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    after collecting your eggs, we were always told that the eggs should be in cool spot, not the frig. 45 to 50 degrees up to a couple of weeks, as far as the fridge is concerned, we just did hatch out some fertile eggs that had been stored in a frigde for a least 4 to 5 days, hope this helps.
     

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