First timer question...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tlperk, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. tlperk

    tlperk New Egg

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    I don't have a broody hen but I have a very active rooster and was thinking about incubating my own eggs.
    Once the hen lays the egg do I have to get it immediately into an incubator? How long do you think an egg would be viable without a hen on it?
     
  2. Lovie

    Lovie Out Of The Brooder

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    They are usually good 10 days at room temperature before you have to incubate. Happy incubating [​IMG]
     
  3. tlperk

    tlperk New Egg

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    Awesome! What if it's cold outside and by the time I find he egg it already feels cold? Would I still be able to incubate it?
     
  4. Lovie

    Lovie Out Of The Brooder

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    I still try it. I bring them in and build up a couple days worth and then incubate
     
  5. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took 2 eggs that I had in the refrigerator for a couple of days and just as an experiment gave them to my broody hen well lo and behold 1 of them hatched just today. So I guess it depends on the egg. Good luck
     
  6. tlperk

    tlperk New Egg

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    Thanks! I'm excited to get started then!!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2017

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