question about eggs in bator....

sheena85

Chirping
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
169
4
93
Hart County,Kentucky
My rooster got killed and i am wanting to get my hens eggs and hatch them before time runs out because she is not setting...do i put the eggs in everyday or do i wait and put them in all together ? i am only going to try 4 of them....PLEASE HELP
 

gabrielle1976

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2009
5,561
68
281
Columbia river gorge
Eggs are good for hatching up to about a week , some people say a few days longer and some a few days less , If you are really wanting to hatch eggs from your rooster Id gather for a week then put them all in to make shure you get some hatching isnt always a 100% so if you want four Id put in extra. GOod luck and iM shure someone that knows more will answer soon
 

nurse_turtle

Songster
8 Years
May 28, 2011
3,518
96
201
Foothills of NC
A hen can hold sperm from a mating for up to 4 weeks. You can collect and store eggs for 2 weeks before setting them in the incubator. During those 2 weeks, I store mine in egg cartons on the kitchen counter and I turn them all once a day from pointy side up to pointy side down and back again. Set them all at the same time.
 

phoenix912

Songster
8 Years
Jan 7, 2012
288
1
101
Indiana
When I collect mine I put them in a egg Carton. I put the Carton in my cabinet where my dishes are. I put a bottle cap under one end and switch ends each day when I add new eggs. I also mark the date on them so I can keep track of how old they are.
 

sheena85

Chirping
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
169
4
93
Hart County,Kentucky
oh thanks ! it is my first time hatching so i really hope it turns out...she set for a while but then stopped when the owl killed the roo.. and now she just lay's and get's up and i only catch her on the nest 2 to 3 time's a day 4 at the most....
 

sheena85

Chirping
7 Years
Apr 11, 2012
169
4
93
Hart County,Kentucky
they are still there..i have been getting her fresh one's she has been laying...i have candled them and i can't tell if there is anything or not all i see is a blob in the middle ?
 

phoenix912

Songster
8 Years
Jan 7, 2012
288
1
101
Indiana
Can you see any veining? Do you know how far along they should be? If they are past 7 days into development you should be seeng veins.
 

phoenix912

Songster
8 Years
Jan 7, 2012
288
1
101
Indiana
You might have to bring the ones shes already started in. If shes not broody any more she might not keep them warm enough to keep going. Do a search on staggered hatches and see if that's something you want to try.
 

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