Accidentally put eggs meant for incubation in fridge

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kadjain, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    So early this morning I collected eggs. I accidentally put my duck eggs that were meant for incubation in the fridge with the chicken eggs. They were in there for about an hour.
    Is there any chance I could still incubate them successfully?
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2011
    My Coop
    I would most certainly put them in the incubator. One hour and they probably didn't get all the way down to the fridge temp, but more importantly it is colder outside than it is in my fridge and my duck eggs are all developing after sitting out in the cold for several hours before I collect them.

    Good Luck!
  3. barnyardmommy

    barnyardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2012
    Suffolk VA
    Last fall I had a friend give me 8 EE eggs that had been in the fridge about 4 days. I took them home and let them sit on the kitchen counter about 12 hours. I put them in the incubator just to see what would happen. I hatched 5 of the 8 with no problem. My daughter calls them " my refrigerator babies " [​IMG]
  4. mjanderson437

    mjanderson437 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2013
    SC Lowcountry

    Glad I clicked on this thread! I was planning on including a few mallard eggs in my first attempt at incubation but was worried because we got a cold snap Saturday night before I could slip out to the nest and get any. I still picked up a few but was seriously concerned about their viability. I feel better after reading this! Maybe I'll grab a few more... ;)
  5. cwalsh2

    cwalsh2 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2011
    Hermosa South Dakota
    I brought eggs from a friend I visited in Missouri home to incubate, and since I only had half an incubator full, I took the other half out of my fridge(set at 33 degrees). Well the 9 Phoenix eggs from the fridge hatched 100%. I am wondering if the fridge may not be the best place to keep them.
  6. Kadjain

    Kadjain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I'm really glad I asked and did not take the eggs to market.

    Thanks so much for the relpies!

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