Hatching Egg Storage Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CK Chickadilly, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    1....How long can you store them for a really good hatch?
    2....Why do you have to turn them? & how often per day?
    3....What temp. should they be stored at?

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd like to add a question to this inquiry:

    Any reason not to store them in the turner which can (when full) be popped right into the heated up 'bator?

    Thanks

    Susan

    Nevermind, I read a bit farther along and found that this IS recommended....

    Monday I will start collecting Salmon Faverolle eggs for incubating. They (Charley and his five Hens) will have been in the breeding pen for four weeks by then....
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:1. Store them for 7-10 days. After 7 days their viability goes down, but I have stored them for 14 days, to hatch them myself, with no problems.

    2. Turn them 3 times per day at the least. Just make sure its an odd number.

    3. around 50-55 degrees.
     
  4. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Why do you have to turn them?
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    1- no longer than 7 to 10 days, but I have heard of people storing them up to 14 days.
    2- I turn mine once a day, and have no problems with hatching.
    3- I store mine at room temp, usually around 70* to 72*
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:So that the small germ in the egg doesnt stick to the side of the egg.
     
  7. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES YES and YES oh ya and yes less that 7 days is best i trun mine once a day also and have had no problems and yes they will stick if you dont and room temp is fine but undre 68 is best and above 45. 50 is better.
     
  8. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  9. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have good luck storing them up to 7 days. Beyond that I do not know, have not tried it. Also I keep them anywhere from 45 to 70 degrees F. with no problem. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

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    Really only once a day? awesome!
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