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Post by A1Gos on Mon May 26, 2008 11:36 am

Hi, been looking on here for a while now, 1st post. Can you experianced quial breeders tell me how long can you store eggs before incubation, and best place to store them.. Thanks Pete.
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Post by Suz on Mon May 26, 2008 11:54 am

Hi Pete

Welcome to the forum. Eggs can be stored for between 10 - 14 days before viability is seriously affected. I store eggs in my shed. I put them in an open carton with a wedge under one side so the eggs are tilted and switch the wedge from side to side while storing.

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Post by Ironsun on Mon May 26, 2008 11:58 am

Hi Pete,

Welcome to the forum.

I store my eggs in a spare room, the temperature stays the same nearly all summer at about 16C. The eggs are stored in cardboard keyes trays ( the ones you may see in butchers/corner shops that hold 30 eggs). Store eggs pointed end down. Eggs can be stored like this for a maximim of 10 days, after this time they lose their viability.

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Post by A1Gos on Mon May 26, 2008 12:06 pm

Ironsun wrote:Hi Pete,

Welcome to the forum.

I store my eggs in a spare room, the temperature stays the same nearly all summer at about 16C. The eggs are stored in cardboard keyes trays ( the ones you may see in butchers/corner shops that hold 30 eggs). Store eggs pointed end down. Eggs can be stored like this for a maximim of 10 days, after this time they lose their viability.

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Thanks for the replies, i have previously stored eggs in the fridge, is this not advisable. Pete.
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Post by dan on Mon May 26, 2008 1:00 pm

ive kept eggs up to two weeks before incubation but for a better hatch rate i would only leave them 1 week.just make sure you keep turning them.

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Post by Ironsun on Mon May 26, 2008 1:11 pm

Hi Pete,

It's not a good idea to store hatching eggs in the fridge, the temperature is to low. Normal room temperature is fine, or use an outdoor shed.

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