How to Collect, Store, and Hatch Chicken Eggs

Collect eggs from your coop at least once a day. Be sure to check for cracked or damaged eggs.

Collecting Eggs

Store eggs in a cool, dark place. Eggs can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate eggs for up to 5 weeks.

Storing Eggs

To hatch chicken eggs, you will need an incubator. Incubators can be purchased or built at home.

Hatching Eggs

Once your eggs are in the incubator, they will need to be turned and monitored for temperature and humidity.

Incubating Eggs

Chicks will hatch from their eggs after 21 days. Once they have hatched, they will need to be kept warm and fed.

Hatching Chicks

Raise your chicks in a brooder until they are old enough to go outside.

Raising Chicks

Once your chicks are old enough to go outside, you can enjoy fresh, homegrown eggs all year round!

Enjoying Fresh Eggs

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