eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maryrob, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. maryrob

    maryrob Out Of The Brooder

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    wondering if i can take my eggs from the refrig and still incubate them
    they were fertilized by my leghorn
    and now he is missing so i need his offspring

    will it be ok?
     
  2. justhatchin

    justhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but it will/should get you some. I don't know the percentage but I am sure it is worth the try.
     
  3. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the temperature in your fridge. The colder it is - fewer will hatch. The longer they are in the
    fridge - fewer will hatch. Why? Because if it's to cold, it could possibly kill the fertilized blastoderm. However,
    if I was in a situation like your's, where I had fertile eggs in the fridge and the dad of them went missing, I would

    throw them in the incubator in a heart beat. So in your case, sure. Hatch them - but the hatch rates aren't
    guaranteed. Take them out of the fridge and let them slowly warm to room temperature before shoving them
    into the 'bator. I wish you luck, and you have to let us know how it goes!

    Rebecca
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've hatched eggs that were in the fridge for a week.

    So it's possible.
     
  5. maryrob

    maryrob Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you everyone
    i will give it a try and let you all know

    it is very disturbing cause there is/was no sign of feathers flying and he is a fast rooster

    but i feel that something flew off with him or someone stole him or hmmmm not sure
    there is just no sign at all
     

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