Hatching longetivity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cutechick53, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. cutechick53

    cutechick53 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2013
    How long can eggs stay fertile with a high hatch rate? There is so many different answers that I have found I don't know which one to believe!
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    If you are asking how long you can store an egg before incubating and still get a good hatch rate, the majority of people will advise incubating eggs that are a week or less old. Most material you read will advise 10 days or less and most will agree that once an egg hits 2 weeks old it significantly decreases the rate of hatchability. So, I would say: A week or less is best. Over 2 your chances start decreasing.

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