May be a dumb question

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

  1. fuzziecreatures

    fuzziecreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you take fertile refrigerated eggs and put them under a broody?
    I'm guessing no
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Yes!!! Not A dumb question. I recently just did that !!! [​IMG]
     
  3. fuzziecreatures

    fuzziecreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    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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