Embryo health

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dones7, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. dones7

    dones7 New Egg

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    In cold weather after the hen lays an egg how long do I have to put it in an incubator before it dies?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Eggs are best collected for up to 7 days before being set in the incubator. Eggs can and do hatch after being more than a week old but for better hatch results it's best the eggs are not older than 7 days. The quality can start to diminish after the 7 days. Have you checked out "Hatching eggs 101"? Here is the link ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    It has lots of fabulous information on incubating and hatching including egg collection and storage.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You already have top advice so I'll just say hi and a warm welcome to BYC.

    Ct
     
  5. dones7

    dones7 New Egg

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    Yes I understand the 7 day rule however I think that only applies in warm weather
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. dones7

    dones7 New Egg

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    If transporting fertile eggs shoot I incubate the eggs until I leave or should I just keep them at room temperature?
     
  8. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! I never incubate egg when it's cold. Once I get a weeks worth of weather that is mild, like 48 degrees or above. That's just me though.

    It's best to just keep in storage until you can stick around or someone incubate eggs for you.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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