Hatching Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MelissaBA, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question. I am considering buying some hatching eggs from someone. Thing is, they told me the eggs have been sitting at a constant temp. for 2 months. Is that possible that they can still hatch after sitting that long?
     
  2. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that fertilized eggs are only viable for about 2 weeks.
     
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  3. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that's kind of what I thought but he said that he has had them for 2 months at a temp. of 70 degrees. I just never heard of this and wanted to be sure.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Everything I have read said after 10 days the percentage drops of having hatches and past 2 weeks the chances are low.
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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  6. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Highly unlikely that they will hatch. As stated above, anything stored for more than 10 days has a slim to none chance at hatching. I wouldn't incubate anything more than 7 days old myself.
     
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  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I wouldn't say it is impossible, but I will say it is so highly improbable that it is all but -- because there is bound to be that one person who has had it happen. I certainly would not spend a penny on those odds - I wouldn't even be inclined to waste my time and investment (either in lost production of a broody or the expense of running the incubator) if these eggs were offered free knowing what you have posted about them.
     
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  8. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the advice...I have told this person I do not want these eggs. I didn't think hatching would even be possible after sitting for 2 months.
     
  9. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen a post where someone was selling hatching eggs without a rooster in their flock and argued when the buyer said they wouldn't hatch lol. Just because someone sells something it doesn't mean they know what they are doing and this sounds like another case of that. I wonder if they have gotten confused with how to store eggs long term for eating.
     
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  10. MelissaBA

    MelissaBA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be...this guy claimed he also hatched out eggs that had been sitting for almost 8 months....which I knew was not possible! LOL
     

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