Duck egg holding temperature

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

  1. freeducks

    freeducks In the Brooder

    Aug 18, 2014
    Outskirts of Pryor, OK
    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 In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2014
    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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