Can I hatch ......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazy cat lady, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. crazy cat lady

    crazy cat lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2008
    NW Illinois
    duck eggs after they have been put into the fridge or do I have to put the eggs in the incubator as soon as possible? I have hatched eggs before but this is a first for duck eggs.
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I think it depends on how long they were refridgerated, what temp they were held at, and if they were turned during storage. I would think (though not from experience, my ducks are being free loaders) it would decrease the fertility some, just like with chicken eggs. I would recommend setting them immediately, or at least storing them in a not-so-cold place. I think 50ish degrees is about right for storage.
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    People do this with chicken eggs somtimes, Not sure about duck eggs cant imagine it would be much different than chicken eggs in the fridge. Good luck !!

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