OH NO! eggs r here 5 DAYS TOO EARLY! what do i do??????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by L*A*G*, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    I was hopeing that they would get here this WED but they took 1 day to get to my house! they need to go in the bator on the 28th
    so they can be a b-day gift. how do i store them???

  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Just a suggestion here... 5 day old chicks are still really cute sooo newly hatched or 5 days old i'd say i'd be excited for that as a gift! [​IMG] LOL
  3. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I would just put them where they will be safe and not fall and break. I think in the cupboard for a few days will be ok.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I'd rather set them then let them age, but that is just me.

    Best of luck for a happy b'day hatch!!!!!!!

    Julie [​IMG]
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    i heared that u can put them in the frige?????????

  6. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    For the best hatch you want them stored in the 60s F, small end down, and tilt them a little to each side once or twice a day. I wouldn't store them 5 days. Maybe 2.. 3 max.. and then set them. They might even hatch a day late anyway. Then you'd have nothing for the person's birthday. 2-3 day old chicks would be better than none and the sooner you set them the more are likely to hatch.
  7. Nathan

    Nathan Songster

    Dec 10, 2008
    Camas, WA, USA
    Is the birthday person in your household? That might make it more difficult to keep it quiet if they hatch early.
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    *L*A*G* :

    i heared that u can put them in the frige?????????

    No for a good or great hatch I would not put them in the fridge. There are people who have taken refridged eggs and hatched them but it's not a recommended way to store eggs for hatching.​
  9. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    what is the temp ranges???

  10. Selena

    Selena Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Port Orchard, WA
    We are in the same boat! I was expecting them next week, so now I'm running around the house setting things up for a temporary bator! [​IMG]

    Good luck on yours!

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