how old can an egg be and still hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by smarsh2, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long can you keep an egg before incubating and it still be good? some i have will be a week old before i start incubating.
     
  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    A week is fine!!
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    1 week is fine. My fertility goes downward after 2 weeks to practically 0 fertile by 3 weeks.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    10-12 days kept under very cool conditions. That's about it.
     

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