How long Do Fertile Eggs last?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Paaz1120, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Paaz1120

    Paaz1120 Chirping

    May 15, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    I was wondering long does a fertile egg last before setting in incubator.
    I need to send some eggs to my dads cousin in PA and right now only 1 pair is laying everyone else kind of stopped.
    I was told only 5 days and then I heard more. I will be flying them on the plane with me next week in a special made box.
    and I wasnt to know how many days before I can start to collect?

    anyone help please?

    Thank you!!
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    you willget all kinds of answers. myself, nothing over 10 days. good luck
  3. Paaz1120

    Paaz1120 Chirping

    May 15, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    Thank You Very much!!

    I will start to collect today! that will be 9 days. Thank you again!!
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    I was always told at the 11th day, the egg starts to bread 10 days or under.
  6. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    I think the max is around 7 day's lala But...I dunno.I rarely throw out any egg if under 10 day's old will inc. and check for fertility at around day 9-12 if I have room in this crappy inc. baaaa.I hatched 9 out of 12 turkey egg's once and well they only lay an egg a day like chickens and one egg got broken so...She had hidden nest and probably would have deposited a couple more before actualy sitting them.Shipping is hard on egg's all the bouncing around so it does decrease the hatchibility.

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