Where do you all store your eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Johnny5, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Johnny5

    Johnny5 In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2014
    Southern MI
    Where do you all store your eggs while waiting for enough to do a hatch? I have read 55 degrees is the best. Just curious...
  2. Aacre

    Aacre Songster

    [​IMG] I store mine in my living room. My house stays rather cool in the winter time, about 60-65 degrees. I also make sure to have one side of the carton tilted and I tilt them on either side 3 times a day to make sure that they embryos don't stick to the shell and I guess it "exercises" it as well.
  3. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Songster Premium Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    I store them in the basement. Anywhere it is cool but not cold is good.
  4. LilRedRoo

    LilRedRoo Chirping

    Oct 19, 2013
    Bremond, Texas
    We store them on the counter next to the sink at room temperature, which during this winter is about 69 degrees. It doesn't take us more than 3 days to get the eggs we need for a hatch, so we don't get concerned about the temperature all that much.

    In the spring we'll keep them in a small cooler with an ice pack or two (to get the temperature into the low 60's or upper 50's) becuase we'll be collecting eggs from specific birds and it will take longer to get the ones we want.

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