Gathering Eggs to incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GoldenGirl, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. GoldenGirl

    GoldenGirl Hatching

    Mar 11, 2009
    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!
  2. Barry

    Barry Songster

    Go to the links listed in the Sticky Post at the top of this topic, all the info you will ever need on the subject is there.
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    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. [​IMG]
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    and also I store mine at room temperture. (I fogot that part)
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 11, 2009
  4. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Songster

    Feb 13, 2009
    Delight, AR
    first and foremost...... [​IMG] and to the hatching addiction! [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2009

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