Rerigerated Egg Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bec, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I did a search using the search engine and didn't find exactly what I needed to know.
    What is the lowest temperature that the egg can be if you are going to hatch them out?
    What is the difference between 30 degree outside weather and 35-40 degree refrigerator? Will they still hatch?
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    yep, i have hatched several chicks for the fridge, they were in for 3 days, and there was no change in the hatch. Just remember, you must warm the egg up very slowly, if you dont it will sweat and thats not good.
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Should I set them out on the counter? If so, for how long?

    Wanted to add that I will be putting them under a broody hen that has been broody for about 1 1/2 weeks now.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  4. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    287
    9
    141
    Feb 14, 2008
    East Texas
  5. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm incubating 5 eggs for someone else that were in the fridge overnight. I candled yesterday and all are veining! [​IMG]
     
  6. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    yes, set them on the counter until they are room temp like 3 or 4 hours. is the hen already sitting on eggs? if so, i wouldnt set more eggs under her, she will probably leave the nest when the first ones hatch. if not, go ahead and set them.
     
  7. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    She is sitting on nothing right now, she did have golf balls for a few days, but we took them away in hopes that she would get off the nest.

    Is it too cold out for her to have babies right now?
     
  8. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    well, how cold will it be in 21 days?
     
  9. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    lol..probably the same as it is now
     
  10. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    which is?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by