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Why should eggs intended for hatching be gathered frequently during warm weather?

G.D.Rose says 2017-04-20 06:59:27 (CST)

To keep them cool is my guess, but never had any luck at hatching eggs, except the ones I left with the old hen from the beginning.

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vince mautino says 2017-04-20 17:56:53 (CST)

I sure don't know a lot of chicken raising. Growing up it was the girls job.
However I do remember two things
Granma would send us out to get the eggs and one old hen who was mostly kept around to set on eggs would never give up hers. I learned to leave her be. Eggs were not that high on my priority list.

The 2nd was NEVER shoot a rooster in the hen house with a .410 shotgun for Sunday dinner. Sure didn't have to worry about picky up eggs for a few days.

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JerryHicks says 2017-04-21 04:51:30 (CST)

They will start to develop at temperatures above sixty-eight degrees and the started embryo may be destroyed by later cooling.

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Wes Lupher says 2017-04-27 10:25:13 (CST)

Sage advice Vince! Made me laugh.

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