Question about Incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marie_martin, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I got some eggs today that have been in the mail since July 26th. They were fresh eggs that were laid that day so that would make them 11 days old. Is there any chance they will hatch? Should I bother putting them in the bator? Thanks.

  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I personally would try, if only for 5 days, you really never know. I got some broken eggs, 2 were only cracked with no seepage. I stuck them in the bator. They are on day 5 and when I candled yesterday I saw veins. They may not make it, but at least I tried. I will keep a close eye on them. It would nag at me if I didn't at least try.
    I say what the heck, ya never know. Good luck! Oh, and I would candle to see the condition of the air cells, if they weren't too bad and weren't all bubbly I say yes [​IMG]
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd go ahead and give it a go. Twice it's taken eggs 8 days to get to me so they were probably that old when I got them. Didn't have a great hatch, but some did hatch.
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    eggs can be stored for up to 14 day, so put em in. keep us updated

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