hatching egg question-storing eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazyforchicks, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. crazyforchicks

    crazyforchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am only getting about two eggs a day from my girls and I want to hatch out some of them and was wondering what should I do with the eggs I collect in the mean time? What temp do
    I store them and how long do they last for stored? I am new to this hatching business and just have alot of questions about it... [​IMG]
     
  2. Chickie15

    Chickie15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We kept ours at room temp in the kitchen until we were ready to put them in. We turned them a few times a day and they turned out fine. [​IMG]
     
  3. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will share what I read recenctly on what I believe to be a reputable site. Older eggs, older than ten days, can have leg problem when they hatch. Turning the eggs sounds like sound advice.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Store them large end up. Turn them a couple times a day. Keep them in cool temps. When I hatch eggs, I have held them up to 2 weeks and they hatched just fine.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I always stored them in the cellar at a temp. of approximately 60 degrees F and humidity around 50%. I stored them on their side marked with a big X and turned them daily. I successfully hatched eggs older than 2 weeks, but found that optimum results were achieved on eggs stored a shorter period of time. Basically, I kept eggs until I had enough to fill the incubator.
     

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