Fertilized eggs. Can anyone tell me how long they last?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by derricknapril, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. derricknapril

    derricknapril Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me how long a fertilized egg lasts without a hen being set on? I was thinking about buying some for my hen to set on but worried about them being good if that haven't been set yet. Thanks
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    If I'm understanding your question correctly - eggs that are kept betwen 55-65 degrees in high humidity with the fat end up and that have been tilted 45 degrees twice daily will last up to ten days before beginning incubation, whether by a hen or in an incubator.
     
  3. derricknapril

    derricknapril Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! That answered my question perfectly![​IMG]
     

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