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Starting to collect eggs...in Colorado

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by startone, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. startone

    startone New Egg

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    It is going to be warm for a few days...spring fever...starting to collect eggs for incubator...need a few answers please...

    How long can eggs wait...as we need to collect 30 or 40...any where from 4 to 6 to 12 a day...

    What is a safe temp...for?

    Do not clean correct...?

    Oval for hens ?

    Pointy for Roosters?

    Cure for barn chicken addiction...?

    Would rather have a hen be the mom...anyone in the Denver area with a broody Cochin...?

    Thanks
     
  2. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is going to be warm for a few days...spring fever...starting to collect eggs for incubator...need a few answers please...

    How long can eggs wait...as we need to collect 30 or 40...any where from 4 to 6 to 12 a day...

    7 days before you start to lose hatch rate %age

    What is a safe temp...for?

    Room temperature for holding eggs pre-incubation

    Do not clean correct...?

    Do not wash, wipe with a dry soft cloth instead. If there is "stuff" stuck on the egg that is dry, you can use very fine sandpaper and gently sand it off.

    Oval for hens ?

    Pointy for Roosters?

    Not so far as I know -- this is a wonderful old wives tale, try it out for yourself if you want to, but not likely.

    Cure for barn chicken addiction...?



    Thanks

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