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how long can you hold eggs before setting in incubator and storage?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kimt816, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. kimt816

    kimt816 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2008
    kernersville, nc
    i have three batchs of eggs being mailed to me they should be arriving mon-wed of next week. where is best place to store them before placing in the incubator this is my first time with mailed eggs??
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Keep them at about 50-55 degrees. Turn them once a day. Since they are shipped eggs, I wouldnt let them sit for more than 2-3 days max.
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    Now, I've had more luck with eggs at 40-45 degrees, I use a cool closet then they don't get bumped. I all ways let shipped eggs rest for 12-24 hrs, they need to settle
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    as buck creek said let them "rest" before you put them in the incubator. Shipped eggs can get turned, shaken etc etc in transit. We just put them in an egg carton, pointy end down they day they arrive and put them in the next day.

    Steve in NC
  5. kimt816

    kimt816 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2008
    kernersville, nc
    thanks everyone [​IMG]

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