Incubating refrigerated eggs????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farmgirlforever18, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone tried Incubating refrigerated eggs? And did any hatch? I have some eggs that were put in the fridge from our bantys and i was wondering if it would work to incubate them
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Depneds on how long they have been in the fridge.[​IMG]
     
  3. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:maybe 6 days
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I would give it a go. Another BYC member who raises turkeys always refrigerates his eggs and has very successful hatches. I have seen his hatches.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    From some other threads.
    A.T. Hagan :

    I refrigerate most all of my hatching eggs. My usual procedure is to let them come back up to room temperature before putting them in the box. Less condensation on the eggs that way.

    A.T. Hagan :

    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.​
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    We refrigerate a lot of our own eggs that we hatch out & I also set them out for a few hours before they go in the incubator to bring them back up to room temperature. Hatch rates with those have been anywhere from 80%-100%, but none of them were over 2 weeks old.
     
  8. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have eggs that are 6 days - 1 week that were in the fridge and one of my hens decided to stop laying when i was collecting eggs for the Bator so I will try them out and see
     
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