*How long can fertile eggs sit??*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tripp16, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok so I am hopefully going to pick up some silkie eggs from a place thats abotu a hour and a half away from me.

    People think Im crazy for driving that far! [​IMG] I just cant risk having

    shipped eggs fail on me again and this is a close as I can find. [​IMG]

    So anyways! My question is. The guy said the dozen Im getting was finished off last night. It will be tomorrow when I put them in the bator. But Im not sure how long it took to

    make up that dozen. I would guess 3 or 4 days. I think he has a good bit of hens.

    So how long until they no longer grow? Or are "dead" [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Nobody can help?? [​IMG]
     
  3. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    sorry i don't know was waiting for some one who knew [​IMG]
     
  4. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:Haha. Where is everyone tonight..? [​IMG]
     
  5. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    I believe it is 3 or 4 weeks before they embryo dies. [​IMG] I know someone who hatched a 3 week old egg!
     
  6. begbfg

    begbfg Barnyard Beckie

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    Quote:Haha. Where is everyone tonight..? [​IMG]

    Watching eggs hatch maybe? (At least I am!)

    I'm not sure if I'm remembering this correctly, but, I think I read in the forum somewhere that 3 weeks is about as long as you want to hold onto hatching eggs. Can you call the place you got them from and get an age estimate?
     
  7. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:Haha. Where is everyone tonight..? [​IMG]

    Watching eggs hatch maybe? (At least I am!)

    I'm not sure if I'm remembering this correctly, but, I think I read in the forum somewhere that 3 weeks is about as long as you want to hold onto hatching eggs. Can you call the place you got them from and get an age estimate?

    Well I'm going to ask tomorrow when I pick them up. Thanks for the replies! [​IMG]
     
  8. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Haha. Where is everyone tonight..? [​IMG]

    Watching eggs hatch maybe? (At least I am!)

    I'm not sure if I'm remembering this correctly, but, I think I read in the forum somewhere that 3 weeks is about as long as you want to hold onto hatching eggs. Can you call the place you got them from and get an age estimate?

    I would hope for 10 days at the most
    good luck with them [​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    7 to 10 days after the eggs are layed at the most for a good hatch rate. You can still have some hatch but the longer the time the less viable the eggs will become.
     
  10. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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