How long can eggs be left out after being laid?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stellas mommy, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. stellas mommy

    stellas mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After eggs have been laid how long can they be in room temp, and still be able to be put in the incubator to hatch?
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    After about a week the chance of them being viable starts to decrease- by two weeks old- the hatch rate may be poor- any older and it may not be worth setting them at all. There are always instances where things are a little more positive- but freshest is always best if you want the chicks to be strong and healthy with the best chance.
     

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