How long can eggs be kept berore going into incubator? HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by roxysown, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. roxysown

    roxysown Hatching

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    Postal service lost my eggs. They just found them after 5 days. What are the chances their still viable?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    It's very hard to say. Do you have any idea how old they were before they were shipped? Eggs can stay viable for up to 3 weeks, but that's pushing it hard. I wouldn't recommend incubating eggs older than 2 weeks, max, but since you paid for these I'd say give it a shot and [​IMG] Remember when you get them to place them upright in a cool place (65*F or thereabouts) for 24 hours to let them settle before setting them. Good luck!
     
  3. roxysown

    roxysown Hatching

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    Thank you for the info. According to seller they collected on 23 July . there's no telling what temperature changes they went through while being shipped. I will try to hatch thank you again. Roxanne
     
  4. deejeff442

    deejeff442 Chirping

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    i had 6 eggs at around 75 degrees for a week. then i tried to incubator them .after a week they all had blood rings and were no good.hope you have bettetr luck.best to find a local place i think. never trust the usps,ups or fedex
     
  5. VaeCam

    VaeCam Hatching

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    Fertiized eggs should be stored at roughly 60 degrees. 75 is too hot. A basement is a great place to store eggs until they are ready to go into the incubator. Holding them no longer than a week is best. 2 weeks at MOST
     
  6. farmerRyan

    farmerRyan In the Brooder

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    I think you should be all set. I have kept eggs for 12 days and still have some hatch. The time and the heat has probably lowered your hatch rate when they hatch though.
     

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