help on gathering eggs for hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gazinga, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    ok, im getting together enough eggs for my first batch to go into the bator. How shoudl i keep the eggs i gather every day until i get enough to go into the bator? How many days can i gather until they HAVE TO go into the bator?
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    keep the eggs in carton small end down at around 55 degrees so they will stay dormant. Most people say around 7 to 10 days. The longer there out the rate of success goes down.
    12 hour before putting in the bator bring the eggs where they will come to room temp. That way it's not such a shock from cool to hot.

    That's the best I can do. Hope it helps.
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    I would add that you will need to trun thelm every day you can do this by raising one end of the carton with a brick or block and moveing it to the other side each day twice a day is best but once will do.

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