What is the best or average temps to collect eggs for incubating? I just recently ordered an incubator off of Amazon with plans to (hopefully) hatch my own chicks. The temperatures outside are fluctuating around 40-50 depending on the day. Is that still to cold to collect? My hens do not sit on their eggs at all, so by the time I go outside to collect, the eggs are already cold to the touch. I've been reading a few different things on the subject and it is a bit confusing! So, I would like to know how you pro hatchers go about it.