how to keep eggs from incubating inside my house

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  1. show21

    show21 Out Of The Brooder

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    i may be getting roosters soon and wanted to know if after i collect eggs will they incubate in an egg basket? i dont want them to and i also dont want to wash eggs everyday. thanks
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Eggs will not start to develop until they are exposed to temperatures around 99 degrees Fahrenheit, so as long as your house is not that warm, you will be fine :)
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    If the temperature in your home is sufficient to trigger incubation you have bigger problems ;-) Incubation occurs over 100 degrees, most homes have an ambient room temperature below that. Many people store eggs on the counter for weeks. If you are still concerned, just refrigerate them - you don't have to wash them daily, just wash as you are ready to use them.
     
  4. show21

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    great thx
     

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