Questions for collecting and storage of Silky Eggs for Incubation...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs on Day 11 in the incubator.
    I have 13 eggs under a hen in the coop (which I have marked)
    My other hen is still laying but not sitting and the first hen can't take anymore under her.
    so I am collecting the unmarked eggs and storing them till I can put them in the incubator.

    here are my questions

    1. The main floor of my house is reading at 71F/22C. Should I find a cooler place to store them?
    2. What is the ideal temp for storage?
    3. I have them in a egg tray, pointy side down, and tilted to the side with X O markings, how often do I roll the stored eggs/day?
    4. I am also dating them, what is the oldest egg you can put in the bator? 14 days...less ?


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  2. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ideal temp is 50 to 60 degrese but 71 will work just fine you can store them for 10 days after that the hatch rate goes way down [​IMG]
     
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you

    and the turning of the eggs during storage...is it the same as in the incubator (3x/day)?
     
  4. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah as long as it is more than once a day then they should be fine
     
  5. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I have moved them to the basement (cooler)
    I will turn them 2-3x/day


    I haven't even had my first hatch and already thinking and planning for my second...can we say addicted people! [​IMG]
     
  6. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha same for me i got an incubator for my birthday and have already hatched one bunch and the next will hatch in 1 week and i have 4 under a silkie [​IMG]
     
  7. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love an incubator, but in the meantime we just made a homemade one...

    my one hen is sitting on 13...I think it is too many for her...but she growls when I go near her. [​IMG]
     
  8. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have joined Hatchaholics Anonymous. [​IMG]
    I have 18 silky eggs setting on my kitchen table waiting to go in with some turkey eggs on Sunday ( the turkey eggs will be in a week on Sunday) that way they all hatch out the same time..I have 4 month old chickies, 12 week old chickies and an incubator full of 12 turkey eggs w/ the silkies ready to go tomorrow...my SO is really giving me the evil eye...He is making the coop today while I am at work.. Hey, he's laid off, he needs to do something.. [​IMG]
     
  9. zebserema

    zebserema Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha i have never tried turkey but i want to [​IMG]
     
  10. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got to tell you, that is the fattest squirrel I have ever seen [​IMG]
     

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