May be a dumb question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fuzziecreatures, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Can you take fertile refrigerated eggs and put them under a broody?
    I'm guessing no
  2. Yes!!! Not A dumb question. I recently just did that !!! [​IMG]
  3. And got babies! Wow. We have been trying to break them of being broody. First#1 went broody, again. Then#2 decided it would be fun
  4. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Songster

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    OMG! you can do that. i did that once and they never hatched! how long were they in the fridge for???
  5. pete55

    pete55 Songster

    Feb 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK
    yes it can bedone but generally not recommended. As long as the Fridge temperature is not too low (ideally 5-8C). Any lower and the liquid parts develop ice crystals and if this happens over the embryonic disc then the cells will be damaged.

    Ideally keep the eggs in a cool room about 55F but I'd say give it a try and candle in one week [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
  6. I had the eggs in thr frig for a little over a month, I put them in the incubator and hatched 16 chicks. Only one egg did not develope. [​IMG]

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