How long can I keep eggs befor incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PrestonSloan08, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have two hens that are laying!! And I want to hatch as many chicks as possible but don't want them to hatch on different days!! I could do to different litters though!! But how many days can I keep them befor putting them in the incubator? And what temp should I keep it?
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    You can save them for 7_10 days. I set my egg turner in the basement turn it on and collect eggs. Set them small end down.
     
  3. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!!! I didn't know you could keep them that long!!
     
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    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes and they are your own eggs so they will be fresh. HaVe fun.
    Michele
     

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