How long can I hold an egg before I try to hatch it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shellystanley, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Shellystanley

    Shellystanley Out Of The Brooder

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    I came home today to find the neighbors dog eating my only green egg laying hen. I have two of her eggs but I'm going out of town tomorrow and won't be back until Monday. Can I put them under a broody hen Monday and still hatch them? They were both laid in the last few days.
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Yes, you should be able to. Eggs last for at least ten days when stored properly before they start losing their viability. Very sorry you lost your hen :hugs
     

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