Duck egg holding temperature

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by freeducks, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. freeducks

    freeducks Out Of The Brooder

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    When holding duck eggs for 5-7 days prior to incubation, is 50-52 degrees F too cold for them? We inherited a small wine frig that is factory set at 51 deg and since we don't drink wine I thought it might be a good holding place for a clutch of duck eggs waiting to go in the incubator?
     
  2. Joshw

    Joshw Out Of The Brooder

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    The recommended temp for storing eggs is 50-65 so that would be at the low end of the temp range, but
    there is a good chance that would work. I'm not sure about duck eggs, but I keep my chicken eggs in
    the house at room temp for 7 days and normally get around 85% hatch on them. So you might not need
    to refrigerate if you are only storing for 5 - 7 days.
     

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