how cold is to cold for new eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by weezzell5400, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. weezzell5400

    weezzell5400 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 14, 2010
    i just got a new incubator and want to try my hand at hatching i tried a homemade one a while back but the temp and humidity just wouldn't regulate correctly. so i got a still air little giant and egg turner from tractor sup. got it all set up and working great but my main question is when my hens lay and i finally get to them a few hours later they are cold can i still hatch these eggs or should they just go into the fridge ? i live in south carolina seneca area and its been around low 40s to high 60s here also does anyone have any info on a little giant incubator that would help me out im going to buy a small computer fan to put into it but other than that any info would be great
  2. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Burton, OH
    you should have no problem hatching the eggs at those temps. Actually, it's ideal to keep them around 55 degrees and turn a couple times a day while you are collecting for a hatch so start collecting and hatch away! [​IMG]

    As far as putting in the fan, I do have a still air that I did buy a fan for but never did install it. I know i lot of others on here have though (hopefully someone else will weigh in on that for you) everyone seems happy with it. Better regulates temperature overall. I haven't used the styro bators in a while but did have decent hatches when I used them. good luck and happy hatching! [​IMG]

    Oh and let me say, living up here in cold, COLD snowy NE Ohio...I'd sure take some of that 40-60 degree weather right about's currently 13. woohoo, at least we hit double digits today! [​IMG]

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