Need a quick answer!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JaceTx, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. JaceTx

    JaceTx In the Brooder

    Feb 6, 2009
    I put 2 green EE eggs in the fridge 2 hrs ago. Is it too late to take them out and incubate them? I want to try to hatch them with my batch.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. MikkeyP

    MikkeyP In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2008
    I would take them out of the fridge and put them on the counter for at least 12hours, then put them in the incubator. After all, our eggs are outside and its pretty cold out there, even with a light in the coop box.
    We are supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow tonight. My girlfriend finds goose eggs in the snow and puts them on the counter till the next day and then puts them in the incubator. She hatches sebastapools. Granted, alot don't hatch but some do. She has a better hatch rate when the geese are contained and she can get to the eggs in a timely fashion.
    It wouldn't hurt to try.
  3. CindyS

    CindyS Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    Not a problem! they will be fine to incubate
  4. Many people on here have taken a favorite roos / hens eggs out of the fridge after a horrid death of the roo. They have successfully incubated them to hatchlings.
  5. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    Shouldn't hurt at all.

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