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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BigHead, Sep 13, 2016.
My grandpa always said turn them twice a day and they will last a week.
It really depends. They average is around 10 days. Wait, are you talking about eggs to eat or eggs to hatch? I'm thinking to hatch. Anyway, I've set eggs that were a month old and the majority hatched! So it can vary. I've also read that turning the eggs twice a day is usually beneficial once they are over a week old.
A whole month! Well, I'll never worry again about shipped eggs being a week old, LOL!
Most people won't set eggs over a week old. The most recommended is 10 days or less with most "experts" agreeing after two weeks you generally see a decline in the hatch rate. However, like Ruby said, there are people that hatch older eggs and still have good hatches. Just remember, the longer you store them in theory, the more the probability of the hatch rate decreasing.