How do YOU store your fertile eggs

Ravenlover

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Please all of you give examples of how you store your fertile eggs when you are waiting for enough to incubate, thought this would help a lot of people who are learning (including me) and would love to see and hear how you all do it
 

PioneerChicks

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How long is too long for sitting on the counter if hatching is your intention?
The basic rule is that after the egg a are two weeks old, the fertility starts to drop (in other words, they are less likely to hatch). Oh, and I forgot to mention, the eggs should be unwashed and un-refrigerated.
 

Ravenlover

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Weird everything u read and hear for best hatch rates is no longer then 7 days, after that starting somewhere on the 7th day fertility in the eggs drop or somthing.
 

Fenrisulfr

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Yes, litature says so, but my experience tells me otherwise.

Same with fertilisation of a hen while changing roos.
After 14 days I still had 2 eggs fertilized by the old roo. Makes me now waiting 3 weeks, till collect after roo change.

Mother nature isn't a machine, and life always finds a way 😉
 

Ravenlover

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Yes, litature says so, but my experience tells me otherwise.

Same with fertilisation of a hen while changing roos.
After 14 days I still had 2 eggs fertilized by the old roo. Makes me now waiting 3 weeks, till collect after roo change.

Mother nature isn't a machine, and life always finds a way 😉
These are buttons so they are more delicate then normal coturnix quail, o.o but maybe
 

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