How cold

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DannyG, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. DannyG

    DannyG New Egg

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    I just found a nest of eggs from my golden sebright bantams. They have been out in the cold at night. How cold can the eggs get and still hatch ??
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an egg in the fridge for a few hours before I decided to take it out and hatch it. It worked just fine.
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I've had them in the fridge for a few days, and they hatched just fine.
     
  4. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DAYS?? Wow cool. I just bought some quail eggs from a market. I hope they will hatch. They were refrigerated also.
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always think about it like this;There wouldn't be any birds (wild)up north if cool was a real problem.Yea they cannot freeze BUT they can take some COOL/COLD....cva34
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah same thing here I have had quail and chicken eggs that have been in the refrigerator for days and hatched, you lose some fertility but that is to be expected. I get about a 50-60% hatch on eggs refrigerated 5 days or less and the chances of a good hatch go down any days past 5 that they are incubated
     

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