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

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    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

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    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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