Incubating Refrigerated Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Robo, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I am going to try and incubate some refrigerated eggs. They are Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and they are all in a pen with a game banny cock. Tarer tot chickens...[​IMG]
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Providing you don't leave them in the fridge for weeks and weeks there's no reason it won't work OK.

    I refrigerate all of my hatching eggs in the summer and they hatch for me.
     
  3. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a great person (JOE!) to test-hatch all the eggs I can collect between now and Saturday mid-morning. BUT ... I'm having a hard time finding a place to keep my eggs cool before they go to the incubator on Saturday. It's single-digits outside, and I keep my home temp at 62. My basement is actually warmer, at around 65 degrees. I have a thermometer in my uninsulated garage that's reading 35 degrees after only 5 minutes.

    Would 62 be sufficient?

    Collecting to hatch: black australorp pure breed AND black australorp rooster cross with standard easter eggers. This will be a test run to see if my roo is doing his job and that the eggs are actually fertile.

    I'm so excited about having baby chicks from the chicks I got as day-olds this past April. [​IMG]

    Thanks!

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