eggs too cold to incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3 chicken farmers, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. 3 chicken farmers

    3 chicken farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    i got some eggs in the mail and they were left outside for some time they didnt freeze but they were very cold when i got them are they still ok to incubate? thanks:(
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd sure give it a try. Lots of people have had good luck hatching eggs that have been stored in the fridge.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    let them warm up to room temp for at least 12 hours then pop them into the bator, they should be ok if they werent frozen, the last shipped eggs I got were pretty darn cold when I got them and on day 8 and 9 they all had little bouncy embryos in them wich is awsome for shipped eggs to begen with .
     
  4. 3 chicken farmers

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    all the eggs im useing are mailed eggs and its my first time so im a little nervouse i did just what you said i figured that if i let them get to room temp i could them put them in the bator and i did i put the mi yesterday so i dont have too long b e for i can candel them [​IMG]
     
  5. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you never know give it a go
     
  6. ChickenPalace

    ChickenPalace Out Of The Brooder

    You should also candle the eggs to make sure the air sac and the large end of the eggs did not rupture.

    A ruptured air sack will appear as a floating air bubble inside the egg that always moves to the top as you rotate the egg. If this happened, then the may not hatch.
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    more then half of my first shipped eggs had detatched air cells and more then half didnt grow , but the six I have growing babies in out of the six I got all had detatched air cells and they are doing fine, I have htem in cartons
     

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