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How long can I hold Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmike, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. jmike

    jmike Out Of The Brooder

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    If I start holding eggs to hatch, how many days can I hold them before they have to be incubated.
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I believe 14 days is pushing it!
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yep...10 to 14 days...
     
  4. jmike

    jmike Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to ask what is the best temp to hold them @ before incubation?
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    someplace cool....50s or 60s.....not the refrigerator....just in a cool room....
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  6. jmike

    jmike Out Of The Brooder

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    Man I love this Forum. All ya gotta do is ask!

    Thank you both!!!
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    In fact I just kept my last clutch I set of Light Brahmas from my own henhouse on the kitchen counter in a basket til I had enough to set....my kitchen stays in the high 60s....
     
  8. jmike

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    Mine to but here in Texas this time of year I have had to turn on my AC
     
  9. Tara Rose

    Tara Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was collecting eggs for incubation, and thought I better find out how long I can hold them. So I typed my question in and there was the answer. There is nothing better than to have a place where the inexperienced has free and readily available experts. Thanks
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I hold mine for myself to hatch up to 3 weeks. Shipped eggs only 2-3 days. When holding them keep them cool and remember to turn them a couple times a day.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010

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