storing fertilized eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bluefeather2697, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2011
    hi chicken keepers, i'm just wondering how long could you store fertilized eggs.

    i read in some online sites that u can store f. eggs in a refrigerator or chiller for 49 days.

    is that true? or if i freeze them, will the embryo die?
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I have a book about hatching eggs. So as I remember if it is long term storage, store about 40-45 degrees; BUT DO NOT FREEZE. For shorter time period, less than 21 days, a slightly higher temp 45-60. THere are other factors to consider too: humidity and turning, etc.

    MOst hatcheries store for 7-10 days for a reason: the hatch rate is better. Bit if you need to hold them longer, just know the hatching rate decreases. GOod luck.

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