How long will eggs stay good for hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justtoni44, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    I know I have read something on this here, but of course cannot find the information now.

    I orderered some eggs that I know will be over a week old when I recieve them. Also traveling from Florida to Oregon.
    Think there is any hope???????

    Thank You
     
  2. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    [​IMG] I'm from Oregon to! I am no where near as experienced as the others here, but I ordered Call duck eggs from the mid-west with some in that batch hitting the two week mark. The one duckling that hatched from that group was from one of the oldest eggs. I think, and I am sure others will chime in, that I read that you start dropping you fertility rates after week one or 10 days, somthing like that, but eggs can be good for up to three weeks. I think there is lots of hope, personally. Good luck!
     
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will still be good. I would be worried more about them traveling in the heat than the age of the egg. Look at it this way, if a hen lays 10 eggs and sits on her own eggs to hatch them the first egg she laid would be 10 days old and it still hatches.
     
  4. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    Thank You chickboss..............that helps.
     
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    and thank you paddock 36 makes sense.
     

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