old eggs to incubate or not??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brijay2, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. brijay2

    brijay2 Songster

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    So, I won an auction on byc and the eggs were sent out promptly on the 9th of December and then the P.O. lost track of them and yesterday they showed up on my doorstep. They arrived intact and complete without an odor to them. Do I go ahead and set them? What would you do?[​IMG]
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Quote:You know my first thought is........throw them out.....but on second thought, what do you have to lose at this point? Go ahead and try them. Might depend on how cool they were kept during their "misadventure". I would count them as a loss but if you try them and some hatch...woo hoo for you!!
     
  3. thebanthams

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    I will try to hatch them, you never know !!![​IMG]
     
  4. julia39

    julia39 In the Brooder

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    If they are less than 30 days old give it a try...the worst that can happen is they go bad on you
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    the best is you get baby chicks
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    wish you luck!!!
     
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  5. OldChurchEggery1

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    I wouldn't put anything else in the incubator with them in case they blow.
     
  6. Noncentzter

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  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Quote:very good advice. After the time period for incubating has expired..whether you have a hatch or not I would also sterilize the incubator with a mild soap/bleach mixture and let it air dry, preferably in the sun.
     

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