How long do fertile eggs last.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greentea, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. greentea

    greentea Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 2 turkey hens and 2 gobblers,so the eggs should be fertile.Should we leave them in the coop in the hopes the hens go broody?Or should we take them out and replace them with something else?We would love to get the girls broody,but dont want to waste thier eggs,Also how long can the eggs stay viable,and what is the best way to store them.Thanks.
     
  2. bwalden

    bwalden Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I've had the best luck storing them at room temp. Best to turn them a couple times a day (minimum) I have heard people say they will remain viable up to 14 days but I think your hatch rate really starts dropping off after about 7 days.
     
  3. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

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