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eggs for incubation

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bobbyjoeokla, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. bobbyjoeokla

    bobbyjoeokla Out Of The Brooder

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    I pick up my eggs once a day how do I kno if they are to cold to put in the incubator
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Unless they've frozen and cracked, they are likely fine. Folks hatch eggs from grocery stores.

    Bring them in. Set them into egg cartons, fat end up. Put a thicker book under one end of the carton. Change this tilt back and forth morning, late afternoon and just before going to bed. (8 hour intervals) Store the eggs in a dark, cool, 55F place such as a closet against an outside wall that is cold or in a basement. Usually, after day 5, I've got the eggs I need to fill the 'bator.

    I like to then bring them up to room temperature, ie 70-75F and rest them for 8 hours and then pop them into the incubator.

    Hope that helps.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2013
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  3. bobbyjoeokla

    bobbyjoeokla Out Of The Brooder

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    well its official I had 6 out of 12 eggs hatch and they have lived for 8 weeks. Im happy happy happy thanks to all for the info and support
     
  4. bobbyjoeokla

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    thanks for all the help I put 30 eggs in the incubator and hatched 24 of the six that didn't hatch 2 were fully formed just didn't break through any advise or thoughts on what I may have done wrong is greatly appreciated. oh and 1 of the 26 has a crooked beak can she survive or is it best to put her under?
     

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