How long a fertilised egg can be kept???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by imran_uh, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. imran_uh

    imran_uh Out Of The Brooder

    88
    0
    39
    Jun 24, 2008
    Karachi, Pakistan
    I mean before putting it under broody how long fertilised eggs can be kept? How old egg can be put under? 10 days or 7 days or 2 weeks?
     
  2. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,340
    16
    191
    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    After about one week their viability decreases significantly. It helps to store them in a cool place with the large ends up.
     
  3. imran_uh

    imran_uh Out Of The Brooder

    88
    0
    39
    Jun 24, 2008
    Karachi, Pakistan
    in fridge?
     
  4. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,340
    16
    191
    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    No, the fridge is too cold. A basement is good.

    What time is it in Karachi? It's early morning here.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2008
  5. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    875
    5
    154
    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    Turkeys lay 1 egg a day until they get their full clutch of 10 to 17 eggs laid then they began sitting them. If nature dictates that an egg can last 2 weeks or longer until the whole clutch is laid then I would say it is a safe bet they will be fine for two weeks as long as they are not exposed to heat or freezing cold and are turned daily.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by