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Porosity related to heat when storing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AustralorpsAU, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Songster

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Ok guys i want some opinions/advice...

    Recently as we down here have been in Summer, most of my chicken eggs have been quite porous. I was going to put some in the incubator but everywhere i read said not too hatch porous eggs.

    Heres what i want to know - does the temperature you store eggs at affect the porosity of them. The ones i kept at room temperature here were all very porous where as The ones i have in the fridge are not.

    I read that you should store eggs between 40-60 fahrenheit so between 4 and 15 celcius. I have started storing some eggs for incubating at 6 degrees in the fridge and I'll see if it makes a difference.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2017

  2. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I believe eggs become porous for several reasons:

    The first is age, and that is related to the next 2.
    The older the egg the more likley it is to become porous.
    Being stored in a warm environment.
    Being stored in a dry environment.

    So keeping them at 6 degrees or a little warmer sounds good.

    Finally if hens are short on calcium the eggs are more likley to be porous or become porous.

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