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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tripp, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Tripp

    Tripp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how long eggs are good for incubating after you collect them?


    Tripp
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  2. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    eggs are considered "fresh" for human consumption up to 30 days in the fridge.
     
  3. tim_TX

    tim_TX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep in mind that if you wash the egg you are removing the protective bloom that the hen has provided. Eggs contain 10's of thousand of pores. So unless you reseal the egg, any that you wash and then store will have a reduced shelf life.
     
  4. Tripp

    Tripp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I edited my post sorry I wasn't more clear....

    Tripp
     
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    oldtimegator pops her's in the fridge up to 14 days, then straight to the 'bator--she has phenomenal hatches...
     
  6. Tripp

    Tripp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow that is cool I got a couple off my silkies in the fridge now I think I will try they are way less than 14 days old so I will be keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thanks For that bit of information!!!!

    Tripp
     
  7. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keep us posted. I am collecting in the fridge for the first time too (just found this tid bit of info out on Monday)....race ya to hatching day!!
     
  8. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hatch out of the fridge with no problems. sometimes over a week.
     
  9. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    hey, so what if you clean the eggs with a damp cloth, instead of running water over them? will that still reduce shelf life?
     
  10. Tripp

    Tripp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thanks for the info and you are on so far I am only getting 1 everyother day so my first hatch will be real small but I have no problems raceing to hatch day and posting some pics for all to enjoy!!!


    Tripp
     

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