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how to store eggs to incubate

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ninjachickn, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. ninjachickn

    ninjachickn Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok im gonna start building an incubator soon.what is the best way to store the eggs to get enough to incubate. I want to try atleast 10 I only have one hen atthe moment. She will lay two days then skip a day so it will take me atleast two weeks to get ten eggs is this to long to wait to start all the eggs at the same time? Or should I go with less eggs.im planing on adding two more hens soon.should I just wait till then to try it?
     
  2. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Your eggs should still be fine at 2 weeks. I've hatched 3 week old eggs but that would be max. Good luck on your incubator. :)
     
  3. redjackson

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    Sorry not trying to hijack your thread but ive been wondering myself[​IMG]....do you keep them in the fridge untill your ready or on the counter?
     
  4. suebee

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    No such thing as hijacking here at byc!! Store your eggs at room temp. Don't put in fridge!
     
  5. redjackson

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    Thank you suebee...Im hoping for a hen to go broody soon.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    We store in the basement, at 58F. Cooler seems better to us. We store the eggs in an egg carton, using a block of wood to lift one end of the carton, then the other end, three times a day. It has worked well for us. We don't like to load eggs over 10 days old.
     

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