Eggs for incubation...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hoover67, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I amgoing to collect some eggs from a friend of mine. I want to collect over a few days...maybe 4 days or so. How should I store them? Temperature? Is this the same protocal for ducks and quail too?[​IMG]
     
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
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    Try to keep them about 60 degrees and store large end up. I keep mine in an egg carton, I don't have anywhere to store at 60 but I keep my house about 73 so I just set them in a cool dark corner. I usually will turn mine back and forth in the carton until I set them in the bator.
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I keep mine in the dining room in an egg carton. Mother hen does not check the temp. [​IMG] As long as it is cool and dry...meaning not hot. Outside in the nesting boxes, even in the heat of summer, it is pretty cool, or even a nest in the garage ( I have found eggs there) kept them fairly cool. I wouldn't worry about it unless you are in a 90+ heat zone. Go for it and good luck.
    Oh, yes, listen to lockedhearts about how to put the egg in the carton, sorry, I forgot, pointy end always down.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008

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