incubating fertilized eggs after refrigeration

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by julia39, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. julia39

    julia39 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to incubating and got the fever and have 18 fertilized eggs in the fridge that I stuck in the bator. Has anyone else done this???? the eggs were refrigerated about 2 weeks before i stuck them in the bator. I think 3 are a no go there are no blood vessels on day 5 just the air pocket but some are developing the blood vessels....wish me luck!!!!
     
  2. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done it many times. The oldest one I attempted was 4 or 5 weeks old and it hatched. There are people on here who have hatched fertile eating eggs from trader joes. I have hatched eggs a friend purchased for eating also. It can be done.
     
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  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Many people have good luck hatching refirgerated eggs, including me!

    Good luck!

    And also, [​IMG]!
     
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  4. julia39

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    thanks....I was wondering......I have a mix of silkies, bantams and duck eggs I am incubating from the refrigerated eggs....I just candled 1 of the 3 i thought were no gos and it is strting to get blood vessels so its a maybe and there are 4 i couldnt see thru the shell so they are maybes the rest have the blood vessels....all have the air pockets....I am keeping my temp at 100 degrees and humidity at 55%....I am so excited to incubate that i have stuck 66 egs in a 42 egg incubator...of course the silkie and bantam eggs are smaller....
     
  5. Josie360

    Josie360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This works, I've done it too. Just make sure and warm the eggs to room temperature before setting them in the incubator. Good luck and happy hatching.
     
  6. julia39

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    thanks...I am so excited!!my hubby thinks I am already addicted!!!
    poor guy!!!! [​IMG]

    I want to have the hubby build me a cooler incubator....think they are so cool!!!!
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    one project at a time though...must have patience......
    [​IMG]
     
  7. wvchickenhouse

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    I thought the refrigerator stopped the process? Please explain... curious.. Thanks.
     
  8. free_loader

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    The fridge does prevent it from developing while it's in the fridge, however once it comes back up to temp things can get moving again.

    I've currently got a handfull of maran eggs in the bator that were inthe fridge for a week or so.. I'm not home now, But I believe I set 7 eggs, candeled them after a week and only had 1 that wasn't developing
     
  9. julia39

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    i had 18 eggs in the refrigerator and out of the 18...i thought 3 were no goes but one is a late starter and another one that is developing looks like the yolk broke in it??? not sure but it had the blood vessels and everything so will wait and see what develops with it...[​IMG]
     

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