How long can an egg be out?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amyrains, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. amyrains

    amyrains Out Of The Brooder

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    how long can as egg be at room temp and still be set to hatch? im thinking of saving some welsummer eggs and would like to have around 40 before i set them ...the prob is i only have 3 that are laying so it might take a while..
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    7-10 days seems to be the max, but please note, viability goes down every single day. At the rate of three laying hens, you could get at least 15-20 before you really run the risk of incubating a bunch of 'dud' eggs.
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Quote:ditto
     

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