What temp. to store eggs at?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ScotianChick, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to hatch some eggs this winter so they are ready to go out in the coop in the summer. I want to do some red sex links, I have RIR rooster and some Silverlaced girls. One of them has a perfect comb and I want her eggs only, well maybe a couple from one of her sisters. So I need to store them until we incubate. What temperature do I store them at until that point?
     
  2. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone..?
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    At this time of year I'd just store them on the ubiquitous cool, dark shelf unless you're given to keeping your house quite warm. Set within a week for best viability.

    In the hot time of year I keep mine in the refrigerator which typically stays between 35-40 degrees and I get good hatches. The ideal range is in the 50-60 spectrum if you have any place in your house that stays that cool.
     
  4. ScotianChick

    ScotianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my issue. I only have wood heat right now with some electric so it can get decently chilly in here. How cold is too cold?
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Keep them above freezing.
     

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