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How Long can eggs be in feridge until there no good to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happyhens44, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Thats my question I have some in there that are about 2 weeks old. Are they good to hatch?
     
  2. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well that's over 14 days... They are always fertile, but their viability goes downhill quickly after 10 days.
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once found a broody hen hiding under some bushes in the midle of a small shopping center Garden. she had 15 babys about 1 or 2 days old

    I grabbed them and took them home

    im pretty sure all this eggs were her own eggs

    so that means 14 to 15 days they still good
     
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Ok thanks. I think ill just make a trade with my uncle hes got fertile eggs [​IMG]
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    After 14 days is when hatch-ability falls off fast with unrefrigerated eggs. But eggs in the fridge are different. They take a big hit for being in the fridge(30%) but drop off much slower after that. Fridge eggs can be hatched at well over a month. Dont expect a high hatch rate but they do hatch.
     

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