Trying to decide

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flawedatdesign, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I have 6 GC hens and 2 Roos. They lay about 4-5 eggs a day. Being Almost 2 I know the production is going to slow down. How long can I collect eggs to incubate. I know I have read up to about 7 days.

    Also is it going to be worth doing it now as in 4 months it will start cooling down heading for winter.

    That and I'd have to buy an incubator.
     
  2. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ANyone?
     
  3. 9farmgirl9

    9farmgirl9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can store eggs for incubation no more than 7-10 days---at 45-75 degrees F, turn once a day, with small end pointed down.
     
  4. 1shotcleaner

    1shotcleaner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi hatching eggs is fun and adicting. buy a styrafome incubator and get a turner. new or used dosent realy matter. or if you have plenty of money buy what ever you can aford. the key to hatching it realy three things 1 good eggs stored point down for less than 14days. 2 two new tested and known good thermometers. 3 incubator that temp stays where its set. then have fun. 20 odd days later new flock. its that easy. ive hatched thousands of birds and i still get excited on hatch days., and if you have frends that have birds get some of there eggs an give them a go you will get adicted.
     
  5. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm looking at the fact my GC hens are gonna slow way down. My little mix hens are laying like mad. the eggs are small though.

    I could buy more chicks but getting hard to find and prices are going up as they get older
     

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