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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by halo, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Has anyone made a note of the oldest egg that they ever incubated to a chick? Id be interested in knowing.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I put in 30 eggs that were 3-4 weeks old. 6 made it.
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Wow, thats interesting! And encouraging, thanks.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting question - I look forward to others' responses!
     
  5. Joy1

    Joy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put another six eggs in the bator,they are a week old.Is that ok?
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they are kept cool, up to ten days is the ideal. From there you will start to lose out on hatchability.

    I have done eggs that are 20 - 22 days old and got a 30% hatch.
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    So from what both of you said, with 3-4 week old eggs you can still get 20-30% hatch. Interesting.
     
  8. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    16 days i waited with my current batch, 17 out of 20 are viable!!!!
     

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