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I need to hatch some of my silkie eggs that have been in the fridge

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I need a few silkies for a friend. I'd like to start incubating today. We took
    out 15 eggs that are from 1 to 10 days old that have been in our refrifgerator.

    What are you folk's opinions on what may happen if I try to hatch them?
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
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    I hatched 22 out of 24 eggs that were in the frig for almost 2 weeks..................................
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think you have some of them hatch, PC.
     
  4. mark3208

    mark3208 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would certainly try to hatch them, i dont care what anyone says,i KNOW from personal experience that refrigeration doesnt harm fertile eggs,in fact it is my belief they will be viable longer if refrigerated,dont wash them,dont contaminate them with dirt or oil from your skin,i have hatched eggs that were refrigerated for weeks.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

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    Thanks!!!! Time to fire up the bator. [​IMG]
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Remember to let them come to room temp before placing them in the bator. I have also hatched from my refrig without any problems. Good luck.

    Jody
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would bring them to temp in boiling water then go to the coop and gather some new fresher one. Then again I wouldnt have allowed the silke eggs in my house in the first place, I have heard they can cast evil throughout the house even from within the shell. [​IMG]
     
  8. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Thanks Jody. I took them out last night to come to temp. I'm not even sure
    how many are fertile. Our friends just want four so with the 15 I have and whatever
    I collect today it should be fine.
     
  10. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:No No No. You never put them in water. Haven't you ever seen Gremlins?

    (No I never got the bike. With our house on the market I just have too much stuff
    going on. I'm keeping my eyes open for a good cheap used bike.)
     

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