Question on storing eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peakpoultry, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. peakpoultry

    peakpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there! I have heard many different ideas on storing eggs before they go into the incubator. Is it true that you should put them in the refrigerator? I would think they would get to cold.
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Above 40 degrees an below 80 degrees turned at least 3 times a day.
     
  3. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't want to put them in the fridge, although people that have done that by mistake have been able to hatch their eggs but with lower hatching percentages.

    Sheila
     
  4. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a hatch I put in the fridge for 4 days before incubation just kinda for an experiment I suppose. I hatched 62 out of 77 eggs. So I suppose that was not to bad.
     
  5. Meloout831

    Meloout831 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are stored in my closet. It's been 4 days since storage. I have not turned them and the temp is between 71-75 fluctuating. Is that fine?
     

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