eggs were not frozen but they were very very cold....can I still incubate them or is it a waste of t

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shades of Blue, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since I didn't get the eggs gathered until late afternoon today the eggs were very very cold. The were not frozen....but must have been close. Can I still put them in the incubator or is it a waste of time?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    you can but you need to give them sevral hours to get up to room temp first
     
  3. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, I figured I could but didn't want to waste time with them if it was a no go. I put them in my egg turner and they warmed up to room temp gradually.

    thanks......
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Leave them at room temperature for 24 hours. You don't want them to warm up too quickly. Then put them in the bator. In 7 days, candle and see if there's growth. If not, you've only wasted 7 days.
     
  5. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS
     
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have incubated refrigerated eggs with good results. Yes do let them warm up to room temp before putting them in the incubator. [​IMG]
     
  7. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome thanks sharing that
     
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