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Which Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amyfitz100, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. amyfitz100

    amyfitz100 Chirping

    Jul 10, 2013
    South Carolina
    I have been reading up on the incubating process, but I have not read the answer to this really basic question: how do I know what eggs to incubate? Do I just save all my eggs? Do I assume they are all fertile? Only one of my hens is laying right now and she is the only one my rooster likes. And he likes her a LOT, lol.

  2. SethRiddle

    SethRiddle In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2013
    Raytown, Missorui
    I would just save all your eggs. Keep them in a clean carton at room temp, but not below 55 degrees. Keep one end of the carton about 2 inches higher than the other, and turn it every 6 hours or so. Eggs will keep for 7-10 days... I wouldn't go past 8 personally.

    Happy incubating!

    Also google the difference between a fertile and infertile egg. The fertile egg will have a "bullseye" pattern.

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