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cold eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nhchickenfarmer, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. nhchickenfarmer

    nhchickenfarmer New Egg

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    im in central NH and after testing i have found a good number of my eggs fertile, i would like to incubate them but dont want to waste my time, i was wondering how long an egg can survive in the cold, my hens are not broody so the eggs are layed and left, sometimes its a few hours before i get to them, i dont think they are frozen as they are not cracked, just wondering if anyone had any input?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they havnt frozen then give it a go they should be ok. Just make sure they are room temp befor putting them in the incubator , if its chilly outside that could take a bit so give them a good 12 hours or so . How many eggs do you get and how many are you wanting to set. Just out of curiousity?
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

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    If your coop is unheated, uninsulated, the temp is below freezing and the eggs have been in there for a couple hours you can probably forget it but down to freezing they should be viable.
     
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