fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandolinmama, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how long and under what conditions I can keep fertile eggs around before hatching them?
    What temps will keep them healthy and for how long?[​IMG]

    Thanks!

    Donna Sue
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Keep them in a cool room, but not the refrigerator. Hatchability starts to decline after a week or so, but I have hatched eggs that were 3 weeks old.

    chel
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    40 - 50 degrees is ideal for storage. Hatchabilty does decline after 7 - 10 days.
     

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