Questions on incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by daku neko, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. daku neko

    daku neko New Egg

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    Okay so ive just started incubating and i have a few questions, for starters i have one egg ive been checking with a flashlight and i was wondering is checking it every 2-3 days too much? could i shake it up and kill it? (being very careful when checking it). When i got the eggs they we're laid just in the morning they we're a bit cold (maybe 70 degrees) is it to could to incubate them?
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have kept eggs for up to 10 days at 65 to 70 degrees before I have put them in the incubator and had good hatches. Usually I collect the eggs I want to hatch for 3 or 4 days then put them in the incubator. The longer they set out the less viable they can become so I don't set any eggs that I have collected beyond 10 days and usually it is within 5 days. I don't handle the eggs too much. I candle at day 10 and sometimes again at day 18 when I take them out of the turner and set them for hatching. Good luck and have fun!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. daku neko

    daku neko New Egg

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    Thank you, Today some of the eggs started hatching..they are crossbreed with americana chicken and red hamshire chickens
     
  4. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and to the addicting hobby of hatching chickens [​IMG]
     
  5. seramasrus

    seramasrus Out Of The Brooder

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    I have held eggs up to 8 to 10 days turning them once a day at room temp, before I incubate them and still have a great hatch rate. I check them about a week after I put them in to see if they are good or not, then after that I leave them alone until they start hatching.
     

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