Collecting Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KDB91, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    How far ahead of the first day of incubation can you collect your own eggs? I've heard some people say 3 days, but I've also heard longer!
     
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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe the most commonly agreed upon amount of time is 5 days
     
  3. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    Now what about storing them? Room temperature in the house? On a shelf in the shop where the temps are getting into the 90s?
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have hatch many eggs 12 to 14 days old if kept cool and turned daily. But I would rather keep them 10 days or less.
     
  5. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    Wow!
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Never store in a hot room----70's, 60's but I would not put them in the fridge. I keep mine on the floor, in a 72 degree house---its cooler down on the floor.
     
  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you do not know----I have hatched over 10,000 in the last 3 years so when I say A lot---I am talking about ALOT. LOL
     
  8. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    That is amazing! My first batch was done Friday and something is up. Only 1/30 has hatched so far. Hopefully waiting another day will answer some questions!
     
  9. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    When was your due hatch date? If mine are due to hatch on "Say" the 10th---they start pipping on the 9th---late on the 9th I will have a few that will be hatched with the rest early on the 10th. So for chicken eggs----some pipping on the 20th day plus a few hatch---the rest usually by mid day of the 21st day. Maybe a few a little later that day.
     
  10. KDB91

    KDB91 Just Hatched

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    Mine were due the 9th! With the one pipping the morning of the 10th and finally coming out of the shell this morning (the 11th)
     

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