Its soooo cold ~ can it be too cold?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PirateShipp, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. PirateShipp

    PirateShipp Out Of The Brooder

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    So its pretty freezing here (for me at least). Feels like -8 according to my phone. Our girls had a couple eggs out in the coop. Question is, is it ever too cold to bring eggs in to put in the incubator?
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting question. Obviously if they've frozen and cracked its too cold. I'd say if you are collecting often enough that they haven't chilled too much, there shouldn't be any reason not to incubate. Let us know your results if you do. I don't incubate this time of year because I don't want to raise chicks at a time of year when they have to stay in the brooder longer than 3 weeks.
     
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  3. PirateShipp

    PirateShipp Out Of The Brooder

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    Only one was in the coop today not cracked. Guess I'll mark it and put it in to warm. Well see what happens!
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015
  4. oldman_bc

    oldman_bc New Egg

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    I would think as long as it hasn't frozen & cracked it should be ok.
     

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