How long can a fresh egg "sit" before it goes in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grindel311, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. grindel311

    grindel311 New Egg

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    I've got 6 eggs that have been in the basement for 5 days and I'm not sure how long they can be there before they're no longer good enough to go in the incubator. I've been having so much trouble getting my DIY incubator to the correct temp and am getting ready to just pop these eggs in there and take my chances.

    Or should I just scramble them?

    Thanks. Leslie
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    10-14 days is usually the tops for fertility. You are still in great shape at 5 days [​IMG]
    Good luck to you!
     
  3. grindel311

    grindel311 New Egg

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    Thanks!
     

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