How long can I hold eggs for incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KBG204, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. KBG204

    KBG204 Songster

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    How long can I hold eggs for incubating before they go bad? I want the eggs to be fertile and fresh as possible. Feed back in appreciated.
     

  2. AlienChick

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    Up to 7 days is best.
    I have hatched eggs as old as 16 days.
     
  3. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Songster

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    7-10 days is the recommended. After 7 days viability begins to decrease. But I have a 14 day old egg in my bator now that is thriving. Just riskier. I had the space so I kept it.
     
  4. KBG204

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    Thank Yall!
     

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