Newbie washing and storing eggs for incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jandk, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. jandk

    jandk Hatching

    Jul 16, 2008
    hello allt
    Could you tell me if you wash your eggs before incubation? How and what temp do you store them before putting incubator? How long can you store them before incubating

    Thanks a bunnch
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Hello and Welcome!

    I never wash eggs before incubation. It removes the bloom and allows bacteria to pass through the shell more easily. Generally I keep mine on the counter in cartons til ready to go in the bator. Eggs are best if incubated within 10 days however they will still hatch with lesser success beyond that.
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    You do NOT wash them !!!! And I belive it's between 50-65 ish !!! I put them in a dresser in my bed room the AC is on most of the time, it stays between 55-70 and everything seem ok with them !!!!

    Welcome to BYC !!!!

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