Incubating questions??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cknmom, May 30, 2008.

  1. cknmom

    cknmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We recently lost our wonderful roo to coyotes. We only have 1 older hen left aftera bad year so far for our birds. I still have about four eggs left in the fridge that I know for sure she laid while he was still here. Can I get an incubator and will they still hatch?? I didn't know if having them in the fridge would make a difference or not.

    Any suggestions on first incubators? We would like to do our own hatching, just a few now. In the future we would like to sell chicks/ eggs also hatch many types/sizes(hen, turkey, quail, etc)

    I know I don't want anything huge and I do want an auto- turner. I'm not working right now so I need one that isn't too awfully expensive.

    Thanks,
    Monica
     
  2. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really cant help,but i was told that hen will stay fertile for around 2 weeks.The frig i dont know I would think no
     
  3. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard people hatching out standard eggs after they were refrigerated but it may have beena fluke and their fridge may not have been super cold. Like lost said the eggs should still be fertile within 2-3 weeks after.
     

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