When to put fresh eggs in the bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LastChanceRanch, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am collecting my first set of eggs from the backyard for incubating. I've been checking fertility and They've been fertile. How long do i have to let the eggs set before placing in the bator?
     
  2. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sooner the better... but you should hold out until you have enough for your hatch cycle.

    You don't want a few chicks hatching every other day
     
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Wait until you have how many you want to hatch and join your flock.
    I used to set 6-12 button quails at a time.
     
  4. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    they can set on the counter for 4 days to 3 weeks depending on who you ask.. someone else had a 6 week old egg develop and hatch...
    i think it's safe to say from your own yard a week is fine.. i've put some older than that in... but turn them a few times a day...

    but you can put them straight from the hen into the bator... i did that with my last hatch.. we started it, and about an hour later my son comes in with a fresh egg, still warm and asks to put it in the bator..
     
  5. LastChanceRanch

    LastChanceRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all! I collected the last bit today so I'll set them tonight [​IMG] super excited, thanks!
     

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