How long can eggs survive until incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ih66series, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered fertile eggs online and they have been delayed so they may not get here until 7 days after they were layed. How long can they sit around until they are incubated?
     
  2. MjChickens

    MjChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why are they delayed and won't make it to you until 7 days after being laid? Shipping eggs should be mailed Priority mail which takes 2-3 days at most.
     
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  3. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were mailed priority and I don't know why they were delayed but they are. I just need to know if they would be fertile after a week.
     
  4. Threecritters

    Threecritters Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine were not shipped...just some I collected and got started late but- I started a bunch 5-7+ days after laying and they are hatching now. I got about a 75% hatch rate (if the pipped eggs hatch) out of 50 eggs.
     
  5. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 12 eggs, some layed 2 days apart... all these were from the same hen... I got 100% fertility... Yours should be fine, as I would say it took me 3 weeks to gather these eggs [​IMG]
     
  6. Delmar

    Delmar Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They arrived on Saturday, I let them sit overnight and put them under a broody on Sunday.
     

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