Maybe Starting Out: Choosing Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ears73, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    Westchester, NY
    Hiya folks,

    I have a question for all you hatchers...
    We lost our beloved rooster two days ago to injuries he sustained while defending the flock from a predator... We would like to incubate some of our eggs but only just decided to do so. Is it possible to take a dozen out of the fridge and incubate them?

    We have a friend who is lending us his bator, but I don't know more details just yet. Is it even possible to take eggs out of the fridge? I am reading they should be between 50-60 degrees and turned at least once a day... since we didn't do that yet I am wondering if there is any chance for success.

  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Since some of hatched Trader Joe's eggs, it's certainly possible to hatch the ones in the fridge, I believe your hen's eggs should be fertile for at least a couple more weeks so
    just keep collecting . I'm sure someone with more knowledge of the time frame will chime in
    but I know there is at minimum a couple weeks of fertile eggs.

    Good luck, sorry about your Roo!

  3. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Corning OH
    Send a PM to deerman. He has a some real experiences with this topic.
  4. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    Westchester, NY
    Quote:Wow, who knew Trader Joe's sold fertile eggs??

    Well, husband wants to use eggs from before he died because he doesn't believe that any more will be fertile... Picked up the incubator this afternoon and has eggs lined up and ready to go.
    I guess we will find out if it works!
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I am new to but I think if they were cold you need to set them out like on a counter or what not and warm up befor you put them in the bator.
    Good luck

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