how to keep shipped eggs until incubated???

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

  1. goochgirl

    goochgirl Songster

    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 Songster

    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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