cold eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tarrbaby, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. tarrbaby

    tarrbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I would set a few eggs this week and get a jump on next summers egg harvest. But I may have a problem,my girls are mid morning layers I leave for work before light, by the time I get home my eggs have been sitting for several hours, with temps as low as the mid 40"s,will these eggs still hatch
     
  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    possibly, I would give it a try. it cant hurt
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I'd say try it. I've heard of people taking eggs from the fridge and hatching them, so I can't see why yours won't work.
     
  4. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they will be fine. We are having the same temps here in Wisconsin and I've had eggs sit in the coop all day and develop in the incubator just fine. It takes a while for the egg to cool down after being laid and in my coop it stays overall warmer then outside. Just put lots of straw or shavings down for insulation.
     
  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they will be fine. I have some eggs hatching right now that I bought that had been refrigerated and are hatching great.
     

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