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Discussion in 'Quail' started by Alwayswantchics, Sep 19, 2013.
How long can eggs be kept without incubating?
7-10 days. The less time you store them, the better chance they have of hatching.
Any particular way they need to be stored.. "pointy side down" ?
They should be stored pointy end down. For best results slant or turn the eggs 30-45 degrees daily while storing (you can tilt the eggs by putting something under one end of your carton and then switching it to the other side every day). Also, a temp of about 55°- 60°F and 70-75% humidity is ideal for storing eggs. Make sure to allow them to warm to room temp before you put them in the incubator though. Oh, and QuailNewbee!!
=) Thank you so much !
I have them in a carton on their sides =( I guess I'll eat these guys and start over.
Thanks again !
They should be just fine if you've been storing them on their sides. The main reason people suggest storing them with the pointy end down, is because they're harder to break that way. Storing them on their sides will not affect your hatch rate, so unless you want to start over for some other reason, the eggs you have should be fine.
Awesome. Thanks !