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michael0641

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Mar 17, 2008
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When a hen lays an egg, how long can it be at room temperature before incubating?? I bought some chicks this weekend and the guy said he gathers his and puts them in baskets and incubates within 14 days...
 

Poison Ivy

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May 2, 2007
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That about right anything after 14 days the hatch rate goes down. I've held eggs back for 2 weeks waiting on other eggs I had ordered to arrive. That way I could set them at one time.

Added: I tilt the carton daily that the eggs sit in to keep the yolk from sticking to the shell.
 
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michael0641

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11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
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Sylacauga Alabama
That is neat.....I've always thought straight from the chicken to the bator....Now I can hold some back...They need to be at room temp, right?
 

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