I want to incubate eggs that were laid in very cold weather

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oskargeorge, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. oskargeorge

    oskargeorge New Egg

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    Hello! I want to incubate eggs that are laid in COLD weather, it's currently 19' outside with a foot of snow. I want chicks before school is out, I'm a garden coordinator! We get out May 28th. I am getting the eggs donated by a farmer who asked if I knew anything about it, and I don't.
    I am NEW at incubating eggs. I did it for the first time last year and was successful, but I think it was luck!
    Thank you,
    Christine
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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  3. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

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    I have incubated a lot of eggs that got extremely cold before we collected them, and while our hatch rates are not perfect, it's clearly worth doing. This past week over 75 chicks hatched from 96 eggs, and most of the remaining eggs developed, just didn't hatch.

    If frozen to the point of cracking, they are obviously not going to hatch.
     
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