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Incubate Eggs from the fridge?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mochicken, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I put eggs in the fridge Tuesday and Wednesday, as I was setting eggs night yesterday I decided to take 4 of them out of the fridge and try to incubate them, any chance they will hatch? They were in the fridge 1-2 days and were not frozen or anything, cant imagine it would be much harder on them than people shipping eggs through the mail to cold climates.
  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2010
    Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
    Keeping your eggs any colder than 55 degrees will impact the hatch rate. Most breeders will not ship eggs if the potential to get colder than 55 is there regardless of climate. Most house fridges are set a lot colder to keep things longer.

    Hope this helps!
  3. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    yeah thats what I figured, thought I would try it as an experiment, I will keep you guys posted on the fertility/hatch rate of them
  4. lilcritters

    lilcritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2011
    White Church Missouri
    My grandpa used to take them out of the fridge all the time. When he found he had a broody hen he would come in and take some that he had already put up and they hatched fine......


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