Hatching update day 0! Used 16 refrigerated eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sticks22, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. sticks22

    sticks22 Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    Grove, oklahoma
    I just recieved my new r-com 20 pro incubator an I decided to use 16 eggs that I had in my refridgerator and I saw a black spots in all of the eggs! 4 of the eggs were from the days laying hens and they also have black spots in them too! Ill candle again at day 14 and see if any of them are still growing.
    Im not getting my hopes up too high because Im kinda experimenting.
    Have any of you all incubated fridge eggs before?


    I have 2 chicks that hatched 2day and 5 more ready to break free in the next several hours! I hear alot of pipping and my dogs are driving me nuts with their barking at the incubator! As far as I can tell they All are going to hatch!
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Songster

    Jun 22, 2008
    Shipped some to Alaska that were refigerated. Four day transit time, two crushed along with heavy damage to box and out of the 10 that were left two hatched and are doing great.
  3. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Georgetown, Minnesota
    The first 4 eggs I tried to hatch were refrigerated - I was only getting one egg a day. But they made it to about 8 days but then died. I don't know why tho but I don't think it was the refrigeration.
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
  5. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    I've got 3 lil proofs in the pudding at this moment. I never would've believed that refrigerated eggs would hatch! My lil bantum hen went broody and the only eggs I had were in the frig. They had been in there at least a week. So I gave her 4 of them and 3 hatched last week. Healthy and happy! They are the sweetest lil things. I guess it's no different than refrigerated sperm etc.
  6. HippiAiti

    HippiAiti In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    So how long do you think they could be refrigerated and still be good?
  7. sticks22

    sticks22 Songster

    Aug 5, 2008
    Grove, oklahoma
    Update: Day 0!

    I have 2 chicks hatching 2day and 5 more trying to break free!
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    I shipped some silkie eggs from AK to MD that had been in the refrigerator for up to a week and at least one that I know of hatched... [​IMG]
    I got NNBreeder's eggs... [​IMG]

    *edited because it's late and I can't type!*
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  9. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I'm kind of confused. The OP says on 9/23 they got their R Com and set refrigerated eggs, then in the same post that they see black spots?????

    Now on 10/8 they are hatching [​IMG]

    I think I am missing something?????
  10. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Quote:They are just editing their original post instead of posting again. See the update date on the post. it says edited ..........

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