Frozen Eggs

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by meendog10, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. meendog10

    meendog10 Out Of The Brooder

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    my pheasants are laying eggs during the day in the coop. Problem is that it is 10 degrees outside. So by them time i collect the eggs they are frozen. I want to hatch the eggs but im wondering if i still can even if they are frozen. I was planing on bringing them inside to thaw out then put them in the incubator. Would this work or would i be easting my time?
     
  2. Aspen Forest

    Aspen Forest Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think you would be able to thawing them out would work.
    Once something freezes it's dead, cellular structure bust.
     
  3. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. meendog10

    meendog10 Out Of The Brooder

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    It said in other threads that you can. One women said she froz her americana eggs and then hatched them for 100% success rate.
     
  5. maxsgoldens

    maxsgoldens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a bit of a tall story. Water expands by 9.8% when it freezes so a frozen egg would actually split the shell open
     
  6. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If Ted Williams can be frozen and come back to life then why not an egg ????
     
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  7. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure they are frozen? I set chicken eggs on Friday with the same concern, although mine were not frozen. I was afraid because the last day I collected eggs was like 8 degrees if it was so cold they weren't viable.
     

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