INCREASED "Hatchability" Study (egg STORAGE method)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Junkmanme, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Oh, gosh...someone on here had heard that if you incubate eggs for 2 days before shipping, they are more viable (hatchable). They stated they were going to try this with shipped eggs, but I never did see the outcome. Very interesting!
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  4. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England


  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Wow! I'd love to know if this really worked!
  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    That is really interesting!
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    Southernbelle, (love the name!)

    The graphs show that it did work. It seemed to work best when the newly laid eggs were incubated immediately at correct temperature and humidity for between 3 to 6 hours and NO MORE. Then the eggs were "stored" pending later incubation. [​IMG]

    interesting, certainly, [​IMG]
    -Junkmanme-[​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    So they basically jumpstart the incubation process and then halt it?[​IMG]
  9. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster


    "So they basically jumpstart the incubation process and then halt it?"

    YES, this is also my understanding of what they were doing.

    It didn't mention, as I recall, the temperature at which the eggs were subsequently stored, but I would suspect that temperature to be 50 F to 60F (just a guess). The storage temperature at hatcheries is common knowledge, I'm sure. I just don't happen to know what it is....... [​IMG]

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG] [​IMG]
    P.S. Are the 5 rascals "the girls" and the 2 angels "the boys"? That would be my "twisted" presumption....... (I raised 3 girls and 1, I sorta speak from "experience". Thankfully, my children haven't asked ME to help them raise their own "teenagers". MEAN Ole Grandad! Ha-Ha!) [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  10. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    Has anyone SEEN THIS BEFORE and TRIED IT?

    IF so, what is your opinion of your observed results? [​IMG]

    Would this improve hatchability of shipped eggs? [​IMG]

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]

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