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Eggs have been out for 11 days. Are they still viable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Family Affair, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Hi everyone. I am new to raising chickens and I ordered araucana chicken eggs that were up to 3 days old when they were shipped to me. After 8 days in transit they finally arrived to me. That means the eggs are up to 11 days old now. Can these eggs still be viable?
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    Might be. No harm in trying to hatch them.

    Good Luck!
  3. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    I agree.

    Personally, I wouldn't even bat an eye at 11 days, some birds save clutches of eggs for weeks before "incubating".

    Besides, what's the harm in incubating an egg that you probably wouldn't eat anyways?
  4. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Set the eggs.

    Before 14 days is preferable, before 10 is better....


    Folks hatch chicks from REFRIGERATED fertile GROCERY store eggs, all the time!!

    I say

  5. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2015
    North Carolina
    You'll want to rest them for about 24hr before incubating. I've heard up to 2 weeks they're good, so even if you rest for 24hr they should hopefully still be viable. Best of luck!!
  6. Thanks. I set the eggs after letting then rest for 24 hours. Yesterday made 7 days in the incubator and I see definite growth inside some eggs. I'm hoping for the best.

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