Fertilized eggs vs unfertilized eggs refrigerated

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckcrazy, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. duckcrazy

    duckcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first year with a mated pair, so I have some fertilized eggs. My questions are:

    1) by putting fertilized eggs in the refrigerator, does this retard growth or stop it completely?
    2) do refrigerated fertilized eggs have a shorter shelf life then unfertilized eggs? If so what is that shelf time?
    Think that's all for now and thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    1) Eggs require heat and proper conditions to start incubating. If they are in a fridge then they will not develop at all.

    2) I do not believe fertilized eggs last any less than non fertilized eggs.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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