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

    Apr 21, 2009
    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

    Sep 11, 2010
    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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