are my eggs too cold

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ralphs, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. ralphs

    ralphs New Egg

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    Have a new incubator and have 8 eggs but weather is very cold here in england and i collect the eggs at 1C before placing in the incubator...is this too cold? I let them reach room temp before placing in incubator, but they will have spent a day at 1C. (33F)
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've read a number of posts here that have said that if eggs are allowed to sit pointy side down for 12 to 24 hours after bringing them in from the cold that incubation can still be successful.

    Obviously when it's that cold, the sooner you get them out of the cold, the better.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2009
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:This sounds right.

    Eggs are usually laid from early to late morning. The eggs probably aren't yet as cold as the ambient air ... some would split if they were.

    The sooner you collect them tho, the better off they will be. Don't worry about them sitting around for a day, it's not an issue.
     

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