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Refrigerated eggs with embryos, viable?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chubbchubb7, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 In the Brooder

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    So my husband and two year old went to collect the eggs. I guess my hen had gotten off the nest thinking she would get something to eat. Because he wasn't paying attention or thinking (his words) he grabbed the eggs she had been sitting on for over a week. I didn't know and they have been in the frig for two days. I found them by candling them. Are they still viable? I think the answer is no but I want to make sure
     

  2. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 In the Brooder

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    Wait not even two days. Less than 24 hours. They are currently sitting on the counter
     
  3. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chirping

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    try to hatch them, they Could be ok
     
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  4. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chirping

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    you wouldn't want to eat eggs with embryos in them:sick
     
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  5. chubbchubb7

    chubbchubb7 In the Brooder

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    Lol I know! I didn't want to crack them either on accident either to find an embryo!
    That's what I was thinking. I'm bringing them back up to room temp then will set them in the incubator and turn it on
     
  6. Burbs03

    Burbs03 Chirping

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    Great idea, get them in there soon!:fl
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    you have a 12hr window to get them back under mom once they have been sat on for over 3/4 days. but if you want to try still, Good luck to you, and your eggs.
     
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  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Flocks Happen Premium Member

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    Don't know till you try. good luck
     

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