How do you store eggs for a broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmerbrownsdaughter, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. farmerbrownsdaughter

    farmerbrownsdaughter Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2009
    Maple Ridge, B.C.
    So I understand you can store fertile eggs up to 10 days for incubation but how do you do it? Room temperature?
  2. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Quote:I was thinking of asking the same question, cept I didn't know how long you could store them either. Here's a bump so maybe we can get some answers!
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    I always store them at room temperature in an egg box with the pointy end pointing downwards.

    Store for a maximum of 10 days for best chances of hatching.

    If eggs are shipped store them for 24 hours prior to incubating with the pointy end down to let the embryo settle,

    Good Luck,

  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Put them in the egg cartons pointed end down like they said but you need to put something under one end or side of the carton so it is tipped an inch or so. Then once or twice a day rotate the carton. This keeps the yolk from sticking to the shell.
    Room temp is ok, but some people keep them refrigerated at a constant temp as long as it isn't too cold. I can't remember the recommended temp.
    Ten days is a little long for my satisfaction. I have kept eggs longer than that and some still hatched but I think on any eggs stored at room temp, you shouldn't keep them any longer than a week. i prefer five days.
    Remember, the fresher the egg the better the hatch rate.
  5. chickenlips1954

    chickenlips1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    I've put eggs that have set on the counter for several days under a broody and I've also put eggs that were in the frig. for a week-10 days (set out one day to warm to room temp.) under a broody and have had great luck hatching chicks both ways.
  6. farmerbrownsdaughter

    farmerbrownsdaughter Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2009
    Maple Ridge, B.C.
    Thank you so much! Great information, now I now what I didn't do right.:)

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