How should I store eggs until ready to incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenkerri, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    we keep ours on the kitchen counter in an egg carton pointy-end down. when i was younger, we just had them in a basket on the floor in the living room. our house always stays between 60-70, but usually around 60. if you've already put them in the fridge, i think it still might be okay to put them in the incubator. you never know, i've heard of people refrigerating their eggs and having a fairly good hatch (50-60%)

    to all those who keep their house at like 70 (your crazy! thats WAY too hot for an Alaskan!) put the eggs in a closet, it's generally a tad cooler in there. basements are okay, too. this summer we'll be keeping our "hatching" eggs here in the basement. it stays pretty cool down here, and i think it might get is a better hatch rate.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Quote:Im not an Alaskan. [​IMG] I will agree its probaly to cold for me up there anyway. Ill stay here in the south where it doesnt get to cold. [​IMG]
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    Hey!
    Yeah, Hear in South Georgia, I'd freeze to death in 60 degree house too! LOL

    It was in the upper 80's already here today.
     
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    OMG i went to Atlanta, Georgia last year in the fall. it was like 80 outside! i just couldn't handle it. i spent most of my time there trying to catch lizards. didn't go so well, those things are NINJAS! spring is just hitting us, and it was 60 out there yesterday. to me, that's hot. especially for spring XD
     
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  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Crowing

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    HA I hear ya!
    Try us July - Sept. 100 aint nothing! and 90% humidity on top of it.
    It'll melt the paint off your car!
    I'd love to vist Alaska one day, I love wildlife and all the outdoors stuff. Kind of envious, but then you have those nuclear winters too, so maybe just a visit would be nice! LOL
    Aubrey
     
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  6. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    Quote:i reccomend visiting between the end of may and the beginning of august. summer peaks in mid-july and in some regions (typically around lakes) it can get as hot as 90-100 occasionally. lots or rain in june. i say go to Anchorage and Drive to Fairbanks! it's a wonderful trip and you see so much wildlife! granted it takes 12 hours, but it's worth it. i hope you do visit someday, I guarantee it will be a trip to remember for the rest of your life!

    I admit, Georgia was beautiful too. I had so much fun!
     

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