One, if the eggs were refridgerated for any point of time, what is the maximum amount of time they could have been refrigerated and expect to still be alive (two was only in for about an hour but another two for at least a day maybe more, we didnt realize we were going to be hatching them)
secondly how long will Penny stay fertile? I know that Pippin mated with her Tuesday morning (the day we lost him) so from that point how long can we expect to get fertile eggs (Penny lays usually one egg every night/early morning). I want to save as many of their lil babies as possible
I'm answering from a chicken point of view, but one thought did occur to me. If you wait too long, and try to save too many eggs, there is a chance that the eggs that you're holding from the beginning may be losing viability. It's a balancing act.
I would assume eggs in the refrigerator for only an hour or two would be fine. A day or more? Maybe. I've pulled large fowl eggs from the fridge after a day or so and have close to a hundred per cent hatch rate.
However, when I tried the same thing with bantam eggs, the eggs from the fridge had a zero % hatch rate. Of the ten I saved that were not in the fridge, six developed and five hatched. However I had lost my little rooster a week before I decided to save eggs and try to hatch them plus the rooster and hens were all a week under five months old so they were pretty young. I felt thankful to hatch any.
With that in mind you may have a better hatch rate, if you save some, including putting the ones from the fridge in the incubator quickly rather than holding a bunch hoping that those laid later are fertile. I'm assuming you're trying to get another little drake? Good luck.
I was lucky enough to get three little boys just like their dad and two girls.