How do I store fertile eggs for hatching??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mothersin2ition, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Othello, WA
    My dh has a co-worker who has a very broody silkie hen, and she wants to hatch some of our americauna eggs. My question is this:
    Since we are only getting about 1 egg per day (from the americaunas), how do I store them until we have the 5 that the lady wants??
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Put them in an egg carton with the big end UP. Set the carton on the kitchen counter or somewhere out of the way. A couple of times a day, tilt the egg carton a bit and slide a book or something under the edge of the carton. Rotating the egg carton like this will keep the air cell from sticking.
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Keep them as cool as possible without refrigerating them.

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