Storing Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ClayRust, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. ClayRust

    ClayRust In the Brooder

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    How long can you store shipped hatching eggs before putting them in the incubator? Also, what is the best way to store them?

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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Store them upright with the fat end up for minimum 24 hours before setting, to give the egg contents time to settle. Ideally they should be stored at 60-65*F and humidity of 75%. If they are shipped I wouldn't store them too long before setting them, unless you know exactly how old they are. eggs should be set before they are 14 days old for best results, but keep in mind after day 10 their hatchibility drops significantly.
     
  3. ClayRust

    ClayRust In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the reply
     

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