Hi!! It Can be done!! I bought some fresh Buff Orpington Eggs and sadly the man we got them from only had like 20. My husband got 30 eggs from him to eat that had already been in the frig for a few days, then they stayed in our frig for a couple more. When I found out I wouldn't be able to get anymore from him, as they were going to incubate some to, I waited until my husband went to sleep and stuck all his eggs in my incubator, HEHEHE (evil laugh here). And to my delight all but 3 of the frigerated ones hatched nice big healthy Buff Orps. 1 of the fresh ones did not hatch, although it's only 2 days late so they are still in the bator for now. At this time I would like to give full credit to my new best friend, my G.Q.F. 1202, This was my first hatch with it and I think we are soul mates I got in our classifieds at a steal! The moral of this story is steal your husband's breakfast it just might hatch!!!