How many days after getting eggs before

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tberggren, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. tberggren

    tberggren Songster

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ithaca NY
    How many days after getting eggs before they have to go into the banter?

    I am asking because my husband has informed me that he has plans for us about the time of the hatching, (I won't be around) and was wondering if I could wait a few days before putting them in the banter so that they will be hatching out a few days later, when I will be around.

    What do you think?
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I believe you should be fine waiting a couple of days (from what I've read) but, hopefully someone who has experience will answer.

    Good luck with them!
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I would say a lot depends on how old the eggs are when you get them. Are they being shipped or are they your own eggs?
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I've waited up to a week before and they did just fine. Now any eggs I get I hold them until Sunday mornings before I put them in the bator so they will start to hatch on the weekend when I'm home to watch them.
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Eggs should not be over 10 days old. The older they get, the chances go way down on them hatching. [​IMG]

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