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Incubator here, now for the eggs???'s

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marcym, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. marcym

    marcym Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubator and turner are set up and have been holding very steady temps. I was going to start with my barred rocks. I put the hens and Roo in the breeding pen. Will the eggs be fertile from this Roo right away, or should I wait awhile? How long? Other hints?
     
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were they running together before you put them in the breeding pen? If not I would wait around a week or so and then they should be fine. Also I wouldn't store the eggs for more than 7 days before incubating them. I have stored them longer and they were fine, but you do get better hatch rates from fresher eggs.
     

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