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Refridgerated Eggs Hatch!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chic-n-farmer, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    One of my hens went broody on me. It was easier to just give in rather than try to stop her. The only problem was keeping her eggs separate from the fresh eggs each day. (The girls like to crowd together.)

    I decided to give her some nice, blue EE eggs... 1 fresh and 5 from the fridge. (Then I just gathered any brown eggs she acquired,)

    She hatched out 4 chicks. 2 eggs failed to develop at all.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2008

  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Nice going! [​IMG]
     
  3. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Songster

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    Great.. Glad they hatched.
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

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    Where's the pictures? [​IMG]
     
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

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    You seriously hatached eggs that had been in the fridge? I would have never EVER beleived it could happen.. awesome! How long were they in there? the fridge I mean.
     
  6. Congrats! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Eagerly awaiting pics and answer to the "how long were they in the fridge?" question.
     

  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    Quote:It is not uncommon. Some breeders routinely refrigerate eggs. There are several threads in the archives of refrigerated store eggs being hatched.

    Congrats to you on your success.
     

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