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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:51 pm 
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Can someone tell me how long after I collect eggs from my girls can I put them in the incubator? I'm only getting 2-3 eggs a day at the moment so was hoping to hold them as long as possible so I can incubate all together so I have as many as I can on one hatch date. I hope this question makes sense and thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Incubating
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Eggs have the very best chance of hatching if incubation starts within 7 days of being laid.

As an upper limit I wouldn’t bother wth eggs that are older than 10 days.

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 Post subject: Re: Incubating
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:11 pm 
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Thank you for that. Do I need to keep the eggs at room temperature prior to incubating?


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 Post subject: Re: Incubating
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Store your eggs point down in an egg carton at cool, room temp and tilt them by raising one end of the carton (on another carton). Alternate ends and do this 3 times a day (odd no so that they alternate a longer o'nite)
Fertility can be low at this time of the year and hens will be entering a moult and going off the lay - consider this a practise and if necessary try again when they start again in early Autumn.


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 Post subject: Re: Incubating
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:36 pm 
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Thanks for the advice


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