need help starting out on an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by capt Howdy ccg, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. capt Howdy ccg

    capt Howdy ccg Out Of The Brooder

    58
    0
    41
    Dec 8, 2014
    my question is I'm getting two to three eggs a day now but what do I do with my eggs do I leave them out till I get enough or do I put them straight in the incubator I know this is probably a newbie question and asked a lot but I've tried searching and can't find anything
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    15,015
    2,479
    416
    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    You collect the amount you want, most people store them in egg cartons (50-60 degrees F) is best from my understanding, and use a small board or book to stick under one side to tilt and then move it back to the other side to tilt (so that they are "turned"). Most people will only collect eggs for a week. It is recommended under 10 days. Once you have the amount you want then you set them all together on the same day so you are not dealing with staggered hatches.
     
  3. capt Howdy ccg

    capt Howdy ccg Out Of The Brooder

    58
    0
    41
    Dec 8, 2014
    Where can i put it thats 50 to 60
     
  4. Torch404

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

    218
    22
    133
    Jan 15, 2009
    Northern Cali
    A non drafty basement, the back of a cupboard in the kitchen, a closet? Just anywhere that is cooler rather than warmer and as constant a temp as possible.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by