eggs freezing (for incubating) before collecting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lostroger, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. lostroger

    lostroger Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2010
    Louisville Ky
    will this kill the eggs for incubating??? temps at 20-25s they cool fast.

    we try and collect several times a day, but some feel really cold
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Freezing is bad, really cold may not be. I have heard of people taking eggs out of the fridge and incubating them with some success. As long as you let them get to room temperature before puting them in the bator, they may be fine.
  3. soap&eggs

    soap&eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    several years back i purposly took eggs so cold in freezing wisconsin janurary...most eggs in nest boxs had split (no good) warmed to room temp & put in incubator...most did hatch..all turned out to be roosters. i only did it as a test becuz everyone on a web site it could not be done..proved them wrong. all being roosters did make me wonder if cold temps kill out female genes?? or were they going to be roosters regardless of temp??
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yea, if they haven't cracked yet they still will hatch.

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