How do you store your eggs while accumulating for incubation?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by underground chickenman, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. ksukristin

    ksukristin Songster

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    Great post, UGCM! I am in HOT arizona and my house during the summer is in the 82-86 degree range (trust me 86 feels nice and cool when it's 115 out [​IMG])

    I was wondering the same thing since the fridge idea makes me uncomfortable. I haven't started storing any eggs yet as my girls aren't laying yet.

    Is the 80 degree mark too warm for storing eggs? I suppose it's really only a summer concern. Also UGCM since you mentioned florida- is regulating the humidity also going to be a concern?
     
  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Our house is a lot warmer in the livingroom than in the bedroom so mine are stored in the bedroom. Anything over 5 days, I incubate myself.
     
  3. Akane

    Akane Crowing

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    I just stick them in the fridge point down. I do the same for all eggs unless I'm selling them. Then I can decide to set them whenever I want without storing certain ones for hatching and certain ones for eating. I still get at least 80% hatch rates by setting eggs up to 2weeks old that have been in the fridge. Quail eggs are durable.
     
  4. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:Yikes, yesterday I put a digital thermometet in my vegetable drawer. Today I checked it. It was 37 degrees fahrenheit. THAT sounds TOO COLD to me. Maybe not though.
     
  5. Kullas

    Kullas Crowing

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  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    Quail eggs lose moisture alot faster than chicken eggs and also need a higher humidity during incubating/hatching. I'm assuming this is the reason for the plastic bag, although I've never done that personally.
     
  7. Swamp Roo

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    I'm not saying this is the best thing, but I just put them in a bowl out on the counter in the kitchen. 80*F during the day, 78-75 at night. I left a bunch out in the run on top of the quail hutch as well. It's been hot here in Ft Myers, so we shall see. I've got about a 75%/25% (indoors/outdoors) mix hatching out now, so it works, I just have not started making which eggs come from where yet. I'm probably going to start just bringing them all in from now on though (I need to stop being lazy). BTW I keep both my eating and hatching eggs in the same bowl. I just pull the biggest eggs for hatching when I'm ready to fill the bator. When the bowl gets overly full, I make friends with the neighbors. [​IMG]

    Swamp
     
  8. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Songster

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    I keep mine for 7 days (whatever I get in 7 days is what I incubate) in an egg basket in my 76 degree hatch. I usually only have one or two that don't hatch... so they do really well this way IMHO.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Quote:YEP, WESLEY HOT HUMID MUGGY CHAPEL! JUST NORTH OF TAMPA
     
  10. QuailKeeper

    QuailKeeper Chirping

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    the counter works up to 75 or so degrees
     

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