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Hatching longetivity?

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

  1. cutechick53

    cutechick53 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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