From the second a hen lays its egg, how do I keep it fertile?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yanks26, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. yanks26

    yanks26 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2009
    1) Should I not refrigerate it?
    2) Should I leave it in the nest?
    3) Should I leave it at room temp? For how long til it goes bad?

    Can someone please help me? lol Thanks!
  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    You should take the egg from the nest and leave it at room temp. until you are ready to incubate. 10 days are so is a good guideline to go by to get them to the bator to have a successful hatch. Hope this helps and good luck.
  3. Sammysmom

    Sammysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2008
    Saint Johns, AZ
    Do not refrigerate. Put it in an egg carton fat end up. I always put a damp paper towel in the egg carton as well for humidity. Make sure you alternate raising the ends of the carton a couple times a day. Happy hatching![​IMG]

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