Eggs for Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Angus2914, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Angus2914

    Angus2914 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    North Middletown, Ky
    Its February here in KY, I have started selecting eggs for the hatch, incubator. My question, what affect does the weather have on the eggs if they have been in the cold prior to gathering of the eggs. They haven't frozen, but some days have been very cold. It just seems that the eggs that were gathered on the mild days have hatched at a higher rate than the eggs gathered on those cold days. If the colder weather has a bearing on the lower incubation rate, I will just keep them for consumption. Any feedback will be helpful.
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Yes, it can, depending on how long they've been in the cold. If you check the nests throughout the day, it should be ok.
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    One factor might be that when you bring them in out of the cold, they can sweat.... and that definitely decreases hatch.

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