Shipping temps?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alecia123058, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. alecia123058

    alecia123058 New Egg

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    I was just wondering. What temps are too cold for shipping hatching eggs?
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I used to think 32F but last spring I forgot and left some eggs outside all night and it was in the upper 20's. I just knew the eggs would be frozen so I was going to feed them back to the birds. I broke 2 against a tree and they weren't frozen. I took the others inside and cracked them open and they weren't frozen either. I think because the egg is thicker it has to be colder for them to freeze. I would say above 30F and you should be ok, that's when we stop shipping ourselves

    Steve in NC
     
  3. alecia123058

    alecia123058 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. That gives me the green light to buy more eggs from the auction!
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Takes awhile and temps well below 32F to freeze an egg and so long as they don't get frozen they have good odds of still hatching. I hatched some last winter out of my coop when it was in the negatives. Shipping in cold weather is usually not a problem except really cold climates as we get farther into winter. Hot weather is a much bigger problem when shipping eggs. I don't order eggs in the middle of summer and I'm in a cooler climate.
     

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