incubation in cold weather

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by choopes, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. choopes

    choopes Out Of The Brooder

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    There have been some cool nights here in South Alabama. It got down to the mid 20s last night. Will eggs retrieved the next morning from this cold temp hatch? I read in the sticky eggs can be stored at 55 for up to 10 days. This seems a way smarter way, to get all of them started at the same time so they hatch at the same time. Warmth is a good thing. Winter time chicks have a very high mortality, in my past experience, but I think I'll give it a try, as i just lost 3 good layers to a predator. Can I keep my fertile eggs in the bottom of the fridge till I'm ready to incubate? Thanks!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I just keep mine on the kitchen counter. It's a good idea to turn them while they wait for incubation. The 40 or so in the fridge may be a bit cold.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I was wondering this too..tho our daytime temps are below 20F.
     
  4. choopes

    choopes Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! daytime highs are usually in the 50s, and we don't get another freeze until Tuesday night. Otherwise in the 30s at night.
     

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