storing eggs for incubation

Discussion in 'Quail' started by flg8r, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. flg8r

    flg8r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry if this has been asked a million times but from what I've read 60-70* F is about the ideal....so how do I do that? The fridge is too cold and my counter is too hot (80*). I live in FL, no basement, cellar or other cool place. I'm just storing today's and tomorrow's to give to a friend to hatch on Friday so not storing long term.

    Should I put them in a cooler with a baggie of ice that is not touching them so it's just a bit cooler? Is it a big deal one way or another?
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I think you will be OK for one or two days, the idea of storing eggs is for those that sell and need to collect as many eggs as possible within 5 to 7 days. But one or two days, I wouldn't worry about it, 80 is kind of high, you could try and set them in front of a Fan to keep them cool. WOW you must be dying in your house? Don't you have A/C or swamp cooler?

    You could try the cooler/ice but I would just place them in front of a fan, maybe put a wet towel on the fan to blow cool air on them.


    OH and Cold showers for you. LOL.
     
  3. flg8r

    flg8r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    80 is fine with me. It's been in the 90's and is always crazy humid here so with a/c running at 80 (low humidity) it's good. If it gets to 70 I'm cold! I don't have a fan other than ceiling fans. I guess we'll experiment and see.
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    80 works for me to, but husband different story he likes windows opened, fan on IN THE WINTER!! Lots of arguing that time of year.. Lol
     

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