storing eggs before incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brijay2, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. brijay2

    brijay2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received some shipped eggs early and my incubator is still full for another week. How should I store the eggs before incubation, should I keep them in the fridge or room temperature. Please help!!!
     
  2. kevs-chickadees

    kevs-chickadees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but if it were me I wouldn't store them at room temperature. If I had somewhere "cool" I would store them there first before the fridge but the fridge is better then nothing.
     
  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    65 degrees. So like a dark basement.
     
  4. Cynthia12

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    brijay2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your answers make sense, thanks for taking the time to answer!!![​IMG]
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    One study I've heard shows that long term storage should be at lower temp, 45 degrees, short term below 65 degrees. Remember to consider humidity too, 70% , and to turn them daily. Do not store at room temp if possible.
     
  7. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I'm in AZ also, I have a problem with a cool spot normally...I use a wine fridge and put a pan of water in the bottom. Do you have an old fridge you can barely cool maybe? I put mine in cartons and tilt from one side to the other a few times a day. Looks like we will be back in the 70s by mid week though....
     

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