mail order eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lynn WA, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Lynn WA

    Lynn WA In the Brooder

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    I have a broody hen and no roosters, so I thought it would be fun to get some fertile eggs for her. I have 2 shipments coming, one tomorrow and one Monday or Tuesday. I think I should wait until I receive all the eggs before I put them under the hen, right? How should I keep the 6 I'm getting tomorrow so they don't go bad? Thanks!
     
  2. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Songster

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    Just put them in an egg carton ,small end down, in a cool spot. Not the refrigerator! A lot of people get away with storing hatching eggs in the fridge, but a lot of them are killed that way. For the 2 or 3 days you are talking about, they won't need any real special treatment.

    Jim
     
  3. Lynn WA

    Lynn WA In the Brooder

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    Thank you - I'm glad I can stop worrying about that!
     
  4. James Hudson

    James Hudson In the Brooder

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    Quote:I did that mistake once, really good advice.
     

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