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How long can you keep eggs before putting them in incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wooklet, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. wooklet

    wooklet Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    This question has probably been asked before, and if so I apologise! But I was wondering how long one can keep eggs before they go into the incubator? I have heard up to 2 weeks, anyone able to help,please? We found a heap of eggs, which I know are at least 12 days old,and we are wondering if we can put them in the ' bator.
  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Songster

    Personally I dont go any longer than 10 days and while Im holding them those 10 days Im turning those eggs so they dont settle. I guess it wouldnt hurt to try to incubate them but your % rate goes down the longer you wait for the day of laying.
    Good Luck!
  3. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    6-7 days. But i have heard some people say over 14 days. So yes, I say put them in the bator [​IMG]

    good luck.


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