fertile eggs for consumption

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bodine69, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Bodine69

    Bodine69 Just Hatched

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    I have a rooster and planning on incubating some eggs, but i also sell some eggs for eating. If the customer leaves the eggs out on the counter before eating is there a chance the embryo begins to develop?
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It usually takes 24 hours of heat at around 100 degrees for embryo formation to start.

    So unless it is very hot in their home no worries.

    I have 9 roos over 46 hens. I sell eggs to individuals and have had no complaints about formations yet
     
  3. Ahmaduxxaman

    Ahmaduxxaman New Egg

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    How can I candle an egg before incubation
     
  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the light off my cell phone.

    What would you be looking for displaced aircell?
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    As long as the room temp is under 80F there's no worry. Eggs can have irregular, development over 80 degrees.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    CARE OF EGGS PRIOR TO INCUBATION
    The hatchability of eggs can be severely reduced by improper care prior to incubation. Since it may not be practical for you to put the eggs in an incubator as soon as you get them, protect them from extreme variations in temperature. Ideally, eggs should not be more than 7 days old when they are set (placed in incubator). Beyond that point, hatchability declines.
    If it is necessary to hold the eggs before you set them, turn them daily and keep them in a room where the temperature is around 50o F (10 C) and the relative humidity is 70 to 80 percent. The vegetable section of your refrigerator could be used for holding the egg until it is time to place them in the incubator. Temperatures below 40o F (4 C) reduce hatchability. Under no circumstances should the eggs be held at room temperature, because temperatures of this level are detrimental to hatchability. Embryos will begin develop at subnormal rates when the temperature reaches about 80o F (27 C)

    Source: http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/resources/egg_to_chick/procedures.html
     

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