How long can I keep eggs before I incubate them ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Henny Penny Mom, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Henny Penny Mom

    Henny Penny Mom Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hi chicken friends...

    How long can I keep eggs before I incubate them ? And how do I store them to increase fertility until I do ?

    I just got a lovely assortment of fertile eggs.... but i dont want to incubate them now, I'd like to wait a few months. I know the fertility rate goes down and all.. but I was hoping I could store them and hatch when weather here is a little nicer [​IMG]

    or has anyone had any success hatching eggs in winter months then moving them out to barn under heat light ?

    thanks for your thoughts...

    Henny Penny Mom
  2. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Recommended not to store past 7days. The longer you store them the less viable the eggs will be. You can store them in a cool place like a closet or under the bed while turning them daily.

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