Egg Holding Temperatures

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beagletack, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. beagletack

    beagletack Out Of The Brooder

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    I read that you can hold eggs at between 55-75 degrees for up to a week and still have a decent hatch. I was wondering if anyone can vouch for that here ?
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea that would be fine.
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I picked up a book devoted to only hatching and it had some pretty interesting information. THen I searched the university sites and that was informative too. THis is what I summed up: 50-65 degrees for up to 10 days; 45 degrees for long term storage 2-4 weeks. In general, after about 10 days the % hatch decreases significantly day by day. If I remember correctly 10 days is still like 75% hatch. This is AVERAGE. Humidity should be kept hi 70% if possible to prevent premature drying.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Around 55 degrees and a humidity around 70% is ideal.

    That just does not occur in Florida however except for brief spells in the winter so all of mine are kept in my refrigerator. I get good hatches anyway.
     

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