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How long do they stay fertile or good?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hegatha, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2011
    Once an egg is layed how long do you have to put it in the incubator or under a broody hen before its no good?
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    They will keep at least week - more if kept in ideal conditions.
  3. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Woodstock, GA
    and i hear you can actually buy fertilized eggs in the refrigerated section of Trader Joe's and they will hatch.
    refrigeration MAY lengthen the life, but Im not sure.

    Mama hen usually lays several eggs, one a day. they do not start to develop until she sits and warms em up.

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