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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moncktj, Dec 18, 2012.
how long will my eggs last in between being laid and when i set them
Most people recommend a maximum of two weeks, but I have held eggs 21+ days with excellent results. Why that long you ask? I originally had one of the old Sears round metal incubators. I'd hatch a 'bator full, disinfect, and start again with whatever eggs I had collected while the first lot incubated.
Wow I never would have guessed you could keep them that long and have them survive! I tell ya I learn something new here everyday
Eggs were stored in an earthen cellar, approximate temperature of 65 degrees, humidity of 50% or better and were turned daily while waiting for incubation. Also, very importantly they were not 'shipped' eggs. That's another whole story.
Oh so there is some care involved while storing...hmmm pretty interesting