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storing eggs to set

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ridgeline Hens, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Ridgeline Hens

    Ridgeline Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in Wisconsin, and the weather has been cold this week, I have a perfect place to store the eggs I have been collecting at 50 degrees. but by the time I get home from work, the eggs have been sitting in the nest box at a much lower temp. Will that lower temp change my success rate?
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    you should be okay. they won't start to develop till you heat'm up. If you heat'm up then let it get to freezing you might worry.
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I am saving up duck eggs.
     
  4. Ridgeline Hens

    Ridgeline Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    We are setting Black Cochins. Here is a shot of the two black cochins and one Splash cochin, when we got them last January. it turned out that all the cochins we bought as day olds last year were roo's, I started collecting last Sunday, and have 4 eggs so far that are pure Black Cochins I'am hoping to set at least 6 but the more the merrier.

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    3 cockerels, a splash and 2 black cochins
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    We keep the Splash with the main flock ( a variety of 12 hens) and we traded a roo for a black hen.
     
  5. Ridgeline Hens

    Ridgeline Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    here is the roo we kept, at the 4-H fair last fall, he is big and great looking, and handles very well, very docile. ( they are from Urches in Mn. )
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  6. gimmie birdies

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    I miss roos- I am sure I have some in there some where-

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    and in there-

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