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Freezed Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by naked_heels, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. naked_heels

    naked_heels Out Of The Brooder

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    This week we had a snow torm and the weather has drop to below 0 degree. I have coop insulated and the water not frozed at all, I just wonder if the eggs will hatch or not if the hen has not sit on it. Any input would be appreciated and thank you in advance.
     
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Frozen eggs will not hatch.
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    frozen eggs won't hatch, and even eggs that get too cold without freezing are unlikely to hatch. you can still thaw them out and eat them though.
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Really cold eggs will hatch. I hatched some last winter when it was in the negatives F in my coop and they'd sat for probably 12hours. If any part of them starts to freeze though the cells will be too damaged to hatch. It's hard to tell if they've started to freeze or not until they are solidly frozen and cracking. You take a big gamble setting really cold eggs even if you collect frequently but if you have time to waste and leave the incubator running it can be possible to get chicks. Make sure all eggs come to room temp before putting in the bator.
     
  5. naked_heels

    naked_heels Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ya'll for all the input, i will collect them today.[​IMG]
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Coops can get below negatives and not freeze out the chickens?
     
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Coops can get below negatives and not freeze out the chickens?

    Right. Chickens are tougher than most people give them credit for. Trust me, I know!
     

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