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collecting eggs in cold weather

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stevin, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do most of you do? typically i leave for work before the sun even comes up and i'm usually back 10hrs later.
    during the weekends i'm constantly walking over to the coop to collect eggs and they're usually still warm, great hand warmers for this time of the year...!!!
    but during the week i'm collecting cold eggs, will these eggs still be good for hatching in a incubator as long as they are not frozen?
     
  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    I would think so from what I have read on here. Good luck
     
  3. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when collecting cold eggs is it better to bring the eggs up to room temp slowly like bringing them into the basement where it may be 55 degrees for a few hours and then bringing them upstairs where it's 70 degrees.
    also, would the basement be too cold to keep an incubator?
     
  4. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    That I do not know. I just started raising chickens in July. Someone will answer soon that knows. Good luck
     
  5. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    the basement should be fine as long as you don't have a power outage that lets the bator cool - it obviously will cool faster & cooler in the basement than upstairs. But otherwise (as long as there are no big drafts) it will be the same temp inside the bator no matter where you put it.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I usually kept my incubators in the cellar. Humidity was always somewhat higher in the cellar, and the ambient temperature was more steady during the summer. (Can you tell I'm talking pre air conditioning?)[​IMG]
     

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