How long do I have to Incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mattinanicole, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. mattinanicole

    mattinanicole New Egg

    Jan 12, 2014
    I have one hen and one rooster I want to have chicks. How long do I have to put eggs in the incubator if she lays 3 to 4 a week and I want a little more then that in the incubator?
  2. I would say 14 days at the most for the first egg layed. so you should have 6 to 8 eggs to incubate.
  3. djkCR14

    djkCR14 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2014
    Heredia, Costa Rica
    Do you have any friends who have chickens and a rooster? I would suggest asking them for some of their eggs, - that way you can have other bloodlines in your chicks. Otherwise, you can save the eggs for about 2 weeks, don't refrigerate them, store them point down in a cool area. When you have enough - put them in your incubator all at once. They should hatch in 21+ days if they are all fertile! Good luck!
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