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Can you store fertile eggs before incubation?
By choice a hen will use a quiet, clean place to set her clutch. If for any reason you need to store your fertile eggs for a few days before incubating, copy that instinct. Although you won’t be able to see it, bacteria can lurk in storage containers.
How long are fertile eggs good for?
Fertile eggs are generally good up to 7 days. They can be kept for up to 10 days but viability starts dropping rapidly after 7. I myself will keep eggs for 6 days then set them.
How long does it take for eggs to hatch after incubation?
Hatch-ability drops off considerable after 14 days so you should aim to set you stored fertile eggs in and incubator or under a broody hen within two weeks of the being laid. How can you tell if eggs are fertile before incubation?
When is the best time to incubate eggs?
Wherever possible, begin incubation immediately after that. Advice about how long eggs will remain fertile varies. In reality, the longer they’re left, the less fertile they become.