How do I store a fertilized egg before it gets incubated?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hoog, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. hoog

    hoog Songster

    How do I store a fertilized egg before it gets incubated?

    I have 7 hens and 1 Rooster. Right now I get 2-3 eggs a day. I plan to fit up to 24 eggs in my Octogon Advanced Ex which will be here no later than Friday (10 days from now).

    What temprature and humidity should I store the eggs in till I glet the incubator tested and running?
    How often should I turn the eggs for pre-inc storage?
    Should I store them small end up or sideways?
    Should I store them in an egg carton?
    Any other pre-inc storage tips?
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    Quote:I store mine in cool place between 55 to 65 degrees
    I have never turned mine but some people turn couple times a day
    small end down
    I put mine egg flat or carton

  3. gumbii

    gumbii Songster

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    in my room (it's always cold) in an egg carton pointy side down, and lifted by a book or something on one side... and every night i switch it to the other side...
  4. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    Bushnell, FL.
    I store mine in the turner at room temp pointed side down. when the turner is loaded I put the turner in the bator and start my hatch.
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    If the weather is cool I just store them in an egg carton on a shelf, turning once or twice a day.

    If the weather is hot I store them in egg cartons on the top shelf of my refrigerator turning once or twice a day.

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