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is it to late to start incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ew89, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. ew89

    ew89 New Egg

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    Wanted to make an incubator and try out some eggs. My friend here locally has fertile hens and offered me some eggs but with it getting cold would it be to late to try and incubate them?
     
  2. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    for me it would be impossible to keep them warm in January in my area, 10 degrees below zero with no heaters in the coop.
     
  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i say its never too late ! you will just have to have a brooder and a heat lamp. my hen is still sitting, not that i wanted her to but it kinda snuck up on me . they will probably stay in brooder till close to spring, depends on your weather.
     
  4. ew89

    ew89 New Egg

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    Tomorrow morning it will be around the 20's but will warm back up to the 60's. Im just wondering will the eggs even be active that cold. And iive expected to keep them inside for awhile, like into the spring. But if shes still laying are eggs any good this time a yr?
     
  5. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    my pullets are laying in the afternoon when the temperature is 50, the eggs would be fine.
     
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    if the roo is doing his job the eggs are fine, just collect them as soon as you can
     

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