Is it ok for eggs to be cool before you incubate them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Maryallison, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 people that would like me to hatch for them. I have never hatched this time of year and was wondering if cooler temps outside have any affect on the eggs. I mean I can't be in the chicken house staring [​IMG] waiting for them to lay the eggs! [​IMG] Plus even inside my house is in the 60s? I have a few eggs on the counter saving them and I have a towel over them but they are still a little cool to the touch. Is it ok for the eggs to be a little cool before the incubating process starts?
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    room temp, before you put them in the bator.
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:what your doing is good, just don't bring them in from outside and put them in the 'bator. a 24hr rest will not hurt. just don't do what i did, I placed my eggs next to the chimney to warm up from out side, placed a towel on them, and had a fire in the wood burner down stairs. i was still bringing eggs in so set them in the 'bator 4 days later, my hatch was great except it ran 4+ day, what i'm thinking is the chimney temp was high enough to start the egg incubating
     
  4. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the room temps being in the 60s is ok? What is the lowest temps a egg can get to and then be incubated and hatched ok?
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Lower than you'll get in Florida, I'm sure [​IMG]
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Quote:I've done 45 degrees, with out a problem. cooler is better than warmer
     
  7. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone! [​IMG]
     

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