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Storing eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bobwhitekeeper, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. bobwhitekeeper

    bobwhitekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Rhiroy lochbroom
    how should I store eggs before incubating pointy end up or down???
     
  2. Dry Creek Ranch

    Dry Creek Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Pointy end down. Air cell is on the big end and needs to be kept at the top.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Point down. I store for two weeks to get enough eggs for a good setting and tilt the cartoon every 8 hours or so. Though I've been lazy and only tilted once a day to no ill effect.
     
  4. Strader

    Strader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read an article from Texas A&M university agriculture extension service that said :Egg Storage Reminder:

    Store less than 10 days.
    Maintain temperature between 55 degrees to 65 degrees F.
    Keep relative humidity at 75 percent (50 to 60 degrees F wet
    bulb temperature).
    Turn eggs stored more than a week.
    Handle the eggs with care!
     
  5. bobwhitekeeper

    bobwhitekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks every one for the help
     
  6. BenHogan

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    Sounds about right. I have seen significant drops in hatch rate on eggs stored for 2 weeks. A lot of places say that it is ok, but my experience causes me to second guess that idea.
     

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