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?? how cold is to cold to ship eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tony30536, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. tony30536

    tony30536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when eggs are droped off at your door step how cold can thay get and still hatch ,at what temp. will thay not hatch at all
     
  2. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to know too, asked same question, no reply.
    Sorry I don't know either.
    Thanks,
    Angela
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    40 degree they will hatch, 32 degree they will freeze.
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Quote:Yep... that pretty much sums it up! [​IMG]
    You CAN hatch refrigerated eggs, but if they sit on your porch and freeze, there's not much you can do but make omelets. [​IMG]
     
  5. Cason

    Cason Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could call your post office and ask them to hold the eggs there until you can pick them up.
     
  6. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had eggs shipped in below zero weather and got 100 per cent hatch.
    They were picked up at the P.O. and I guess they just kept them moving enough they just never froze.
     
  7. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree...as long as they stay around 40 they should be fine. This is one reason I don't mind if people refrigerate hatching eggs prior to shipping...especially if they need a few days to collect enough.

    I've refrigerated eggs for up to a week while collecting enough to go in the bator, then popped them all in at one time. I've had two 100% hatches that way.
     
  8. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For this current hatch, I called my PO to let them know I was expecting packages and to hold them - I would pick up. Luckily last hatch I was home when they were delivered, postman was trying to balance the box on top of my mailbox.
     

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