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What temperature to keep eggs untill ready to put in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by HowieNZ, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. HowieNZ

    HowieNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally my first quail egg, after getting my quail in the middle of the southern hemisphere winter, spring is finally here[​IMG]. Excited. What I need to know is what temperature to store the eggs until I have enough to try my first attempt at incubating, hopefully at the very worst I should have 7 eggs (what my little incubator takes) in a few days depending on whether my other hens also start laying?
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    Thanks HowieNZ
     
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! Although, I wouldn't incubate the very first egg. They're usually smaller than normal as the hen's body is just getting ready to start a long line of laying eggs daily. Wait a few more days, maybe even a week for all the hens to lay more so the eggs will be of normal size. I kept my eggs at room temperature before I incubated them.
     
  3. HowieNZ

    HowieNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info, arrived home this afternoon to find another egg, presumably by another hen.[​IMG]
    cheers HowieNZ
     

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