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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    We just happened upon some eggs.....[​IMG]....... and they are going to be shipped, well, today and I hope they get here by wednesday.
    Do you think its too cold? should they be ok??
    And after this should we really wait until around march for any more?
    Thanks for any suggestions,

  2. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Eastview, Ky..
    They should be ok. As for hatching in the winter, I hatch year round'. It is easier for me to keep them warm than to keep them from burning up in the summer months....Of course I have never used shipped eggs..
  3. Hi Angela!
    It is just my opinion, but in winter, it's more important the eggs are collected often enough thru the day so they aren't subjected to extreme cold.
    If the eggs are wrapped and packaged well enough --- there should be enough 'insulation' in the box to protect them from short periods of cold or heat.
    Bubblewrap is a very good 'insulator' --- layers of bubblewrap are very good.
    Someone I sent eggs to had their box left hanging on their mailbox out in 10 degree weather for hours --- and they got a good hatch.

    Ask your egg seller (especially if they are somewhere it's frigid) and how they plan to wrap and package them for shipping and how often they collect eggs. Another question to ask is how 'fresh are the eggs' (if the seller hasn't offered that information).

    Good luck with your eggs! What did you get?

  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I agree. I think as long as they are packaged well and they don't literally freeze they should be fine. I had some button eggs come from Mrs AK all the way in Alaska a few weeks ago. I had 19 live hatches, 18 clear eggs, and 11 dead in shell out of 48 eggs, and I know they had to get cold!

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