Egg help please!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Coturnix Quail, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you freeze a coturnix fertile egg? Will it rot? Will it die? I'm getting 12 eggs and theres only room for seven. So I was planning after I got them to put in seven, then put the rest in the freezer? Not sure about it but my father said they'd be fine, but I dont trust him[​IMG]. Thanks for replying!
     
  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never tried it but I'm fairly certain they would die... A frozen egg tends to crack and I heard that slow freezing (like a freezer) damages cells so I would advise against it lol!


    Is there any way you could fit all 12 without risking them all? Do you have one of those yellow bottom clear dome 7 egg incubators?

    You could possibly fit them all on the floor since those are made for chicken sized eggs (never tried it though!) or you could make a second shelf to hold the additional 5 eggs? Being careful not to mess your ventilation...
     
  3. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kay, thanks. I do have the yellow dome one. How should I make a shelf in it? Thanks!
     
  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm I'm not certain, I would probably try making one out of my 1/4 inch hardware cloth, if that wasn't good I'd try some plastic canvas or go to the dollar store and look for something I could use as a breathable shelf or make one out of what's there.

    I would probably first try to set the additional eggs beside the other ones though, that would probably be your best/easiest way of fitting them all in safely without messing too much with ventilation stuff :p

    But it's a risk to overload any incubator so the choice is yours ^^
     
  5. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If frozen they will no longer be viable.
     
  6. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they would hatch, but there is an old post on here from 2009 that said he hatch some. I've had some freeze in the fridge before and it cracked all of them. Just hatch 7 or you might can get 2 eggs in 1 hole since that incubator is for chicken eggs. You can always just eat the 5
     
  7. Coturnix Quail

    Coturnix Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys!
     
  8. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't freeze them! Just throw them out, if you are going to freeze them in hopes of hatching them after.
     
  9. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them in the fridge door. I have hatched some that stayed there for 3 weeks. They may not all hatch but you might get a few.
     
  10. hy503

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    eggs need to be saved in 50F and set in 10 days, or the hatching rate will be bad.
     
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