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

    Sep 1, 2009
    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

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    A week is fine!!
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    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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