How Long Can An Egg Be In The Refrigerator and Still Hatch???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CraziChic, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. 3 weeks

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  3. 1 week

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  4. 5 days

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  7. Sorry, I don't know.

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  1. CraziChic

    CraziChic Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, the title was my question. I was wondering if I can still incubate some eggs I have. They have been in the fridge for quite a long time now... Thanks for answering!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Refrigeration isn't optimal storage so I'd say after 10 days viability will drop dramatically. I haven't had refrigerated eggs hatch but I know they do, so mine may not have hatched for another reason. (anecdotal) I bought some fertile eggs from Whole Foods Market that were packaged 2 weeks earlier and none developed.
     
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  3. CraziChic

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    oh well...[​IMG] i'd still like to see what other people say, though![​IMG]
     
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  4. ChickenCanoe

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    There is a thread on here which is basically a club that hatches Trader Joe's eggs. They've been refrigerated a while.

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    I wouldn't expect an egg held for 3 weeks under optimal conditions to hatch.
     
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  5. CraziChic

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    Thanks... I'll look into that.
     
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