Getting Started with Incubating Eggs

You have been checking your eggs for fertility and you are feeling confident that you have eggs to incubate, or maybe you have bought fertilized eggs. Now, what do you do?

First, you are going to want to have everything you need, before you start collecting eggs.

When collecting eggs for incubating you want to remember that you do not wash the eggs or wipe eggs clean with a damp cloth.

Avoid excessively large or small eggs. Do not incubate eggs that are excessively misshapen. You want to hatch “perfect” eggs.

You can collect eggs for one week, keeping them in a cool place until you are ready to put them in your incubator. Store the eggs with the small end pointed downward.

I turn our eggs at breakfast, lunch, and supper, I keep our incubators in the kitchen so it's easy to remember.

If you are using an automatic turner is to remember to turn it off and remove the turner when you need to stop turning the eggs when you lock down your incubator.

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