My first laid egg-Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Northwood Silkies, May 18, 2010.

  1. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Serama laid my first egg this morning. How do i store them until i have enough to incubate? Right now i just put it in a egg carton with the pointed end down and have the carton sitting on my kitchen table.
    How long are they good for? 7-10 days?
     
  2. ilovebuffs

    ilovebuffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always read on BYC that the best place to store the eggs, is under the kitchen sink. The refrigerator is too cold but the counter is too hot. So, in your cupboard under the counter top...Hope that helps [​IMG] And as far as how long you can keep them, they start to loose viability after 10days. [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    It is best to keep eggs at 55-60 degrees. I keep mine in a basement closet. You should also rotate the eggs at least once a day. Their hatching percentage goes down the longer they are kept. [​IMG]
     
  4. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, Thanks! I put the carton in the cupboard.
     

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