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HATCHING EGGS

Postby lassie » 21 Apr 2012, 00:34

How long can you keep eggs at room tempture before putting in incubator?
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Re: HATCHING EGGS

Postby Henwife » 21 Apr 2012, 06:23

They should be kept cool, so it rather depends on what you mean by room temerature, but the answer is up to a fortnight. A hen is a ground nester and will return to her nest to lay until she has sufficient eggs to brood. All you're doing is taking her eggs until you have enough to pop into an incubator.
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Re: HATCHING EGGS

Postby Chris Kurzfeld » 21 Apr 2012, 08:41

That is good to know Henwife - I had got it into my mind it was 7 days - busy collecting my Modern Game bantam eggs (4 already under a broody) to go in the incy. Only have 2 hens laying so would like to put as many as possible in - will give them another few days now :grin:
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Re: HATCHING EGGS

Postby mojo » 22 Apr 2012, 13:46

cool room in a egg rack pointy end down thick paperback at one end to tilt change book to other end at least twice aday 3 is better collect for 14 days max on 12 day set up incubby on 14 day put in incubby.............follow manual for info count day15 as first day of 18 day count turn eggs at least 3 times a day try to turn odd numbers if more stop turning day18 up humidity and sit back and chew nails ..................good luck
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Re: HATCHING EGGS

Postby Henwife » 22 Apr 2012, 20:07

If I'm having eggs posted to me I usually ask that they are at least 24 hours old as they seem to travel better.
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Re: HATCHING EGGS

Postby mojo » 23 Apr 2012, 16:36

certainly agree with that Henwife
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