I've been doing some research online, with a wide assortment of mixed reports. how long can a chicken egg sit after being collected from the hen, before it has to go into the incubator so it doesn't become un-viable. i'm asking because i've found online it will either say for chickens anywhere from 4-5 weeks at room temp no lower then 50degrees and no higher then 60 degrees.. as long as the egg is rotated to prevent the yolk from sticking to the sides of the shell then other sites say just a week. so i'm a wee bit confused. how long can I let my eggs sit before they have to go into the incubator.. right now i just stick them in when I have the room, which of course doesn't make sense since I have chicks hatching at random times..and would like to stop that so I can have them all hatch at the same time thanks in advance.