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 In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2015
    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 Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    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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