Help with winter hatch

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Lazys, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Lazys

    Lazys Out Of The Brooder

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    I have tried to look through the threads for info on how to correctly gather and keep eggs to hatch during this cold weather. I want to hatch some ducks early and can't decide how to proceed. What is too cold for an egg to be hatched? My ducks seem really weird about there egg laying... and they are so bad about hiding them. As long as they don't freeze and I bring them in and keep say 50 degrees or so am I ok? I get 6+ eggs a day out of 8 girls so if I gather for a week will they be ok?
     
  2. Lazys

    Lazys Out Of The Brooder

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    Hoping someone can help me... We are going to have some warmer weather the next week or so and possibly the eggs won't freeze. but if they are below 40 wll they still hatch when put them in the incubator?
     
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    if they haven't popped open from being frozen, it wouldn't hurt to try to incubate them.

    Many people have successfully incubated eggs that were put in the fridge... it does lower your hatch rate a bit, but not terribly so.
     
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    and yes, eggs a week old are perfect!
     

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