how to keep shipped eggs until incubated???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by goochgirl, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. goochgirl

    goochgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    I'm going to go ahead and order some fertilized eggs for my kids. I know they need to set for a day at room temp before I put them in the incubator. If we don't set the eggs until the 11th, they have to sit out on the 10th. If I order now, they will get here overnight.... what do I do with them until then????? I remember, vaguely, reading that they can go in the fridge for a short time. Is this too long? Can you tell that I don't have the first clue about this ????????????????
  2. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    Hi- Im new- but I have stored eggs in the fridge for about a week and still had 95% hatch rate.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    You should only refrigerate them if your refrigerator is set to 50 degrees. I would not advise letting eggs sit in any colder of temps for that long.

    I usually let them sit in any room that is 50-65 degrees, and if they have to sit for over a day - turn them occasionally like you would if they were incubating. Keeps things from sticking to the side of the egg.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2010

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