How do you store your eggs while accumulating for incubation?

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

  1. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    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.

    I TRIED A BATCH OF REFRIGERATED QUAIL (COTURNIX) EGGS AND IT DIDNT GO SO WELL FOR ME. IT WAS AN EXPERIMENT IF YOU WILL? I SET A BATCH OF REFER EGGS ALONG WITH A BATCH OF MONARC'S EGGS AND A BATCH OF MINE FROM OUR GIRLS HERE--- NOW IN ALL FAIRNESS THE ONLY EGGS I CAN TESTIFY ABOUT HANDLING BEFORE BEING SET WERE MINE! NIKI'S WERE SHIPPED TO ME OVER 1000 MILES VIA UPS (THATS WHAT BROWN CAN DO FOR YOU [​IMG] ) AND THE REFER EGGS WERE OBTAINED LOCALLY-- NO SHIPPING. ALL WERE SET IN THE SAME BRINSEA FORCED AIR 'BATOR AT THE SAME TIME--- I GOT 95% FROM MY EGGS, GOT 88-90% FROM NIKI'S EGGS AND GOT 55% FROM THE REFER EGGS.

    THAT NOT WITHSTANDING I HAD A GREAT NUMBER OF LATE MORTALITY (DIED WITHIN 72 HRS OF HATCHING) FROM THE REFER EGGS--- MORE THAN 1/2 THE HATCHED BABIES DIED, WHILE I ONLY LOST 3 CHICKS FROM NIKI'S -- 1 THAT WAS A LATE HATCHER THAT I HELPED OUT OF THE EGG. I LOST 1 OF MY BABIES=== Y'ALL DEVELOPE YOUR OWN OPINIONS ABOUT REFRIGERATED EGGS.

    FOR THE RECORD=== ALL WERE TREATED EXActly the same === ALL WERE SET AT THE SAME TIME IN THE SAME 'BATOR--- SIDE BY SIDE, AND ALL WERE IN THE SAME BROODER UNDER EXACT SAME CONDITIONS SIDE BY SIDE...
     
  2. danny40

    danny40 In the Brooder

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    I've read about scientific experiments in regards to storing eggs in fridges. Many experiments claim that storing in fridges can produce some great results, some people claim something else. It looks like the only way is to try for myself and see how it goes.
     
  3. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    Quote:Howdy Neighbor! *sigh* I wish!
     
  4. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Songster

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    Hi there,
    I'm in Arcadia (steamy hot, close to the Peace River) and just hold the eggs on the kitchen counter in an egg carton. We keep the AC between 77-80*F. My last hatch yielded 15 out of 16, with #16 dead in the shell fully developed. [​IMG] So, bring'em on over and I'll put'em on my counter for you until you're ready! [​IMG]
     
  5. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Songster

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    For hatching eggs we use a wine cooler. It is set on 55 degrees and we have excellent hatch rates.

    David
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I put my Button Quail eggs in a carton and put them in my drawer. [​IMG]
     
  7. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

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  8. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

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    Quote:This is what I do also. I have a waist height wine cooler and currently have 2 chicken egg turners and one quail turner in there (sitting on the shelves on baking sheets), with the cords running out the front. It works GREAT. The only thing is, I should have bough that big mack daddy wine cooler. This one is already bursting at the seams and we'll have a lot more breeders next year that I'm hatching right now [​IMG]
     
  9. GBov

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    I keep mine in the drawer in the bedroom. AC set at 80F during the day and they get turned twice a day. I set them on day 7 and have GREAT hatches with super survival rates.

    The only reason I keep them in the drawer is the kids are irresistibly drawn to eggs and if they set out some will get broken due to "Oooooooo LOOK at THIS one! This blotch looks like a mouse, this one looks like you and THIS ONE......................"

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  10. I keep mine in our basement and turn them a couple times a day.
     

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