if i was trying to make my hatching eggs last longer, how would i?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickalator, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    i have people that want eggs, but my hens are only laying lik three a day, how do i make the others last longer?
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    You can't really. Kept at a "coolish" temp...around 60 degrees is the best. Also, either put them in a turner at that temp or turn them several times a day by hand. They are generally "good" for 7-10 days with hatchability % going down after about day 7. Three eggs a day for 7 days is a decent number of eggs. They certainly should be good for that long...unless you have to add the shipping days to it.
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes, store eggs large end up, turn once a day. keep at 60 F. keep up to 10 days

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