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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Stephaniehl, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Stephaniehl

    Stephaniehl Out Of The Brooder

    Good day I was just wondering if I could take 2week old eggs from my hens nesting box and put in my incubator to hatch because she's not laying on them and its been 2 weeks since her first one and now there's 13 eggs
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    It's better not to use eggs over 10 days old especially if they've been sitting in a nest. Special storage techniques need to be observed to keep eggs viable more than a week to 10 days. One thing is that ideally there should only be 2 temperature changes. Once when the egg is laid and again when incubation starts. Those eggs have gone up and down in temperature every day.

    It's also best not to incubate pullet eggs which these sound like they are.
  3. Stephaniehl

    Stephaniehl Out Of The Brooder

    So should I just take them all out and would they then still be good for kitchen use
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! For me I would not use them in the kitchen as you can't be sure which eggs are the oldest. Plus having the temp changes could have affected them. I personally would toss them and start afresh.

    Wishing you the very best of luck in the future. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on ChickenCanoe and Yorkshire coop. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  7. Stephaniehl

    Stephaniehl Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you for all the tips and advice I'll send some pictures tomorrow
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome. I'll look forward to seeing your pics.
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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