How cold can eggs get?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RoosterJuice, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. RoosterJuice

    RoosterJuice Out Of The Brooder

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    It's very cold up here in Canada and I can only check on the eggs so many times a day. I go out in the morning and get the majority of them warm but a few are laid throughout the day and when I get to them they are very cold, not quite frozen but very very cold. Can I still incubate these eggs? Thank you.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    As Long as they do not freeze some have no problem hatching them or eggs that were put in the fridge. I got a Friend in Canada that is hatching a Hundred or two a week right now----I do not know how she collects the eggs(probably often) but she NOW---with a little coaching---She is having some great hatch % (90 to 96%) but I feel she will get closer to 100%. Collect often is the best for sure!!
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's excellent.
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I am very Proud of her Amy----she just sent a e-mail where her last hatch was 173 hatched out of 181 eggs. She was having some bad hatches---doing great the last 3 or 4 hatches---she is the one I mentioned with 13 kids/14th due.
     
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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I was pretty sure that's who you were talking about. Glad your help worked for her!
     
  6. RoosterJuice

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    Thank you for your input!
     

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