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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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  3. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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