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How do I store eggs for my broody hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Carli, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2010
    I am reading an article about setting hens and one question it doesn't answer is how to store the eggs until I'm ready to put them beneath my hen. Please help. :) I will be able to collect enough in one day from my other hens. Should I just leave them in the nesting boxes until I put them beneath my hen?
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I put them in egg cartons pointy side down and put the cartons in the garage. If I'm going to be storing them for more then a few days I raise one (horizontal) side of the carton up with a brick and alternate sides a few times a day to "turn" the eggs. I think the ideal temp for storing eggs is around 55 degrees but I've had them from 40-70 for a week at a time with no noticeble difference in hatch rates.
  3. Carli

    Carli Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2010
    Thanks! [​IMG]
  4. ijon1

    ijon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    gaines, michigan
    I put them in my basement in the turner from my incubator.
  5. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    put them in the fridge in a carton pointed end down, & turn them every day, take them out 24 hours before setting them & let them get to room temp. some people will tell you dont do that, but trust me it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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