Eggs stuck in the mail! - one hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BeardedChick, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. They arrived a few days late after being stuck in Denver due to a snowy mountain pass. The interesting thing was despite how cold the box and eggs felt, the temperature inside the egg measured at 40+ degrees and the yolk did not appear to be damaged or scrambled from freezing. I measured by sacrificing one egg and sticking my needle probe thermometer into the middle of it while it was still in the packaging & then gently chipped off the shell to eggtopsy the yolk. Figured I might as well know if they were frozen solid in there.

    Makes me think there's some small chance for a hatchling or two! Hope springs eternal!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    ..[​IMG]..good luck!..keep us posted!
  3. Thanks! I really expected to find eggcicles. I don't think they would have warmed up that much if they had frozen hard during transit?

  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Doesnt take long for an egg to thaw out from what ive seen. I left a carton of eggs outside over night not to long ago, Took about 10-15 at room temp to thaw.

    Good luck !!!!
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    All you can do is try while we wait here breathlessly hoping for affirmation that some of our eggs that got cold could survive!
  6. Day 3 candling shows veining in all the eggs except maybe 1. Not sure about long term viability, but they have made it further than I thought they might!
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008

    Thats great !!!!! Hope they all make it to be healthy chicks.... Keep us updated !!
  8. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Songster

    Dec 14, 2008
    South Africa
    That's good. Let us know how it goes. [​IMG]
  9. Day 10 candling -

    3 eggs had blood rings and were tossed

    2 are definitely viable and there is a little fish-frog thrashing around inside

    1 looks to be clear, but I reserved it for another look at day 14 just in case the embryo is there but hard to see
  10. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    [​IMG] [​IMG] keeping fingers crossed for ya!![​IMG]

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