new to site from cold england & cold eggs!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ralphs, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. ralphs

    ralphs New Egg

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    Hi, my names mike live in beverley england. just found site via google. Have a new incubator and have 8 eggs but weather is very cold and i collect the eggs at 1C before placing in the incubator...is this too cold? Have tried candling and see darkness within the egg but no veins does this mean they are bad?
     
  2. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Mike!!!
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    If the eggs are that cold, I would let them sit and get to room temp before incubating.

    And if they are frozen solid when you collect them then they may not be viable at all.

    Also, what are you candling with? A strong LED mag light works best for me.
     
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  4. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]

    Sorry, I am unable to answer your question. You might want to repost your question under "Incubating and Hatching Eggs". Click on "Index" above and you will see the category. There are TONS of people that are 'bating eggs right now - so lots of EXPERTS! [​IMG]

    Good Luck!

    Cindy
     
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    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG], Mike!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    hello, Mike, and [​IMG] from South Carolina, USA.

    Nice to have another member from UK!
     
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