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How long to eggs keep before going inti the bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by robnms, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna get some eggs and was wondering how long do I have before I need to put them into an incubator? I have to make a trip to get them and won't be back for a week and unfortunately I have to pick them up 1st.
     
  2. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:7-10 days at 70 degree's is what i read


    i had thought i had read up to 3 weeks at 60 degree's .... but i could be wrong
     
  3. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7-10 days, at room temp..But I have had better hatch rates if I keep them no more than 7 days.
     
  4. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info, I should make it back in 7 days and hope they all hatch.
     

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