How long do quail eggs last before you incubate them?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pringle, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do quail eggs last before you incubate them?And also were do you put them in that timeframe?
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Hatch rate drops after 10 day, eggs need turn every day. Store cool best around 50 degrees.
     
  3. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Thx so much!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Note=== Most Notice A Better Hatch If They Are Stored At Least 72 Hrs Before Being Set. And They Will Keep 14 Days Or So If Kept In Ideal Conditions. But Deerman Is Absolutely Correct In That The Hatch Rate Does Drop From 10 Days On...
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Egg stored for 3 weeks, you still can get some too hatch.
    I myself I like to set eggs ones a week. That way they start hatching same day of the week.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Hits the nail on the head.
     
  8. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally gather eggs twice a day and just put them on the counter without turning/moving etc.....our last hatch was around 87%, but the eggs were only a week old at most!
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:Hits the nail on the head.

    Most times I hit the nail on my thumb!!!!!!!!
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Sorry refresh, so it double
     
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