storing eggs to be hatched

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by enola, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Can I store eggs that I plan to incubate in a styrofoam egg carton ?
    or would a cardboard one be better ?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've used both. Just someplace nice and cool, 60s temp and you will be fine. Try to tilt them acouple times a day......
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Styrofoam is fine.

    You want to keep them around 50 to 55F, large end up, and turn them once a day.

    Turning them is as simple as propping one end up at 45 degrees, then reversing them.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    They are on the kitchen counter, right beside my incubator. [​IMG]

    I plugged in my incubator this morning, right now it reads 100.2 F and 40% humidity. So far, so good, right ?? [​IMG]

    How long should I let it "do it's thing" before I put in my first eggs ? [​IMG]

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  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:doing great.

    let it stay stable for a few hours and then you can load it up. [​IMG]
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you Miss Jayne, you are my new best friend ! Well, maybe right after Nadine. (Nadine was my first enabler !) [​IMG]

    By the way Nadine, I spent most of the day in my garage/"chicken house" cleaning, packing stuff up and rearranging.....

    Boom-Boom is "doing his thing", if you get my drift. [​IMG]

    So, in a couple of days, I will have eggs in the incubator, and we will be grandparents of little boom-booms ! [​IMG]
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:okay, fine, but seriously, if i get bumped back to third place best friend, i might freak out. [​IMG]
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

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  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If you dont want to use cartons, you can sure use your egg turner on counter for the same purpose. Works for me!
     
  10. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:me too
     

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