I ordered by eggs too soon

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SoPerr, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. SoPerr

    SoPerr Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't look at the school calendar when I ordered the chicken eggs for class...... if I put them in the incubator when they come, they will hatch when we are gone over easter break (thurs-mon), and I live 40 miles from school and was planning on going out of state for that weekend.

    Is there a way to safely hold the eggs for a few days before I put them in the incubator? or do I have to tell mom I won't be coming to visit?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    http://www.brinsea.com/Articles/Advice/EggStorage.aspx nice article on the storage of hatching eggs. You can store them for a few days after you get them, your hatch percentage will probably go down some (the older the eggs the fewer hatch generally). If they are shipped eggs it is generally recommended to let them sit for 12-24 hours before you put them in the incubator anyhow to allow air cells to reattach.
     

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