Gathering Eggs to incubator

GoldenGirl

Hatching
10 Years
Mar 11, 2009
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Hi, I love this forum! I have been raising chicks/chickens for years, but this will be my first time purchasing an incubator and using it to hatch my fertile chicken eggs. I have 7 hens and 2 roosters, so I am assuming their eggs are fertile. They will be year old hens next month. I've read on how to candle them and such, but I am needing to know how to handle the eggs I gather each day in order to use them in the incubator.

Thank you!
Debi
 

B. Saffles Farms

Mr. Yappy Chickenizer
11 Years
Nov 23, 2008
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I store mine in a paper egg tray, and place the little end down. And turn them once a day, by putting something under one side of the tray and switching sides once a day.

ETA:

and also I store mine at room temperture. (I fogot that part)
 
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lilbreeches

Songster
10 Years
Feb 13, 2009
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Delight, AR
first and foremost......
and to the hatching addiction!


you should put your eggs in a dry place where the temps are not too warm (not sure what exact temp is). make sure to turn them once a day. you shouldn't keep them longer than 7 - 10 days before incubating. and do not wash them. good luck
 
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