fertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by beverly evans, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. beverly evans

    beverly evans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried this once. I'll try again! How long do eggs stay capable of germinating once laid, without being put under a broody hen or into an incubator?? All I know is to keep them at ambient temperature. ?? : ) THX for any knowledge.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Most folks will tell you a maximum of 10 days. Back before I knew better, I would hold eggs for up to 21 days+ with good viability - only had one incubator and had to disinfect between hatches.
     
  3. beverly evans

    beverly evans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your input. I just found out you can still hatch eggs that have been in the frig.! jWho knew? I have rescued my eggs and shall eat no more! :D
     

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