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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bluebeagle, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. bluebeagle

    bluebeagle Out Of The Brooder

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    im getting ready to set my incubator for the first time...its an r.com 20.....ill hopefully be putting in it buff laced barahmas and silver laced barahmas as well as golden laced barahmas.....i will only be using 6 hens....so how long can i keep the eggs before i put them in an incubator????
     
  2. RGWright

    RGWright Out Of The Brooder

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    Most would say no longer then 10 days. I prefer 6 days myself, as this seems to do best for me.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] To both of you!!!!!

    No longer than 10 days. Fertility starts to wane after 7 days, so the sooner the better.
     
  4. bluebeagle

    bluebeagle Out Of The Brooder

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    good to know....i was thinking more in the lines of about three days....thank you
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:3 days is still very fresh. Most sellers ship when the eggs are 3-4 days old so they have time to collect. Meaning the buyer gets them at 5-6 days old.
     
  6. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

    Feb 1, 2011
    Lake Huron,MI
    Quote:yup
     

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