Storing Fertile Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RoosterDon, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. RoosterDon

    RoosterDon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 10 eggs left over and want to save them for the next round of hatching, which will be in 3 plus weeks. I am storing them in a dark cabinet that will be in cool/room temperature. How long will eggs remain fertile and viable before they are not candidates for incubating to hatch? Should I just go ahead and eat these?
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    This is the recommendation: Eggs 10 days and younger are the best. After 2 weeks you significantly decrease the percentage of hatchability. A lot of people won't hatch eggs older than 7 days. The older the egg, the higher probability of it not hatching or having problems with the chicks that do hatch.
     
  3. RoosterDon

    RoosterDon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome AmyLynn. Thanks. I think I will be scrambling some eggs when my kids get here from college!!!!!
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Omlet time!! lol
     

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