Egg fertility

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Kylesquails, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Kylesquails

    Kylesquails Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2012
    I,m starting to get a few people in my area wanting to buy fertile eggs from me. i get 5 eggs a day, and i,ve got someone wanting 60 eggs, whats the longest you can hold eggs for before putting in incubator?
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard up to 2 weeks, but viability declines day by day.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  3. Your reputation is at stake. With chickens I never incubate eggs over 7 days old and those are kept cool and tilted 2 times a day for optimum viability.

    Talk to your customer and explain to him / you could give him a BIG discount with him knowing the risk involved. But remember how he incubates and his incubator are risks that HE takes. There are lots of variables involved.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by