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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by New2TheCoop, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you are collecting eggs to put in the incubator, how long can you hold them before putting them in? I don't know if it makes any sense, but I worded it the best I could. If you get say 6 eggs a day from your hens, but you want to put 24 in your incubator, would the other eggs still be fertile?
     
  2. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Easily one week... some still good after, but % of hatching goes down after that.

    edited to add... remember to turn several times a day while waiting... also room temp.
     
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  3. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, cool! Thanks so much!
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7-10 days. If saved any longer than that, their chance of hatching will rapidly decrease.

    Keep them at room temp. and turn them once a day if your going to be storing

    them longer than 2 days. Store them with the pointy end of the egg facing

    downward, and remember to wash your hands before touching them.

    Good Luck!
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    ScissorChick
     
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