Storing Hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DuckCommander, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. DuckCommander

    DuckCommander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If hatching eggs are suppose to be stored at 55F/12C, where should I keep them? Its winter here and too cold outside. I have no cold room. Would putting them in a cooler work? Should an ice pack be added somehow? Ideas anyone?!
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are saving them to hatch yourself with in about a week, room temperature will be just fine. I just sit mine in an egg carton, pointy side down, on my kitchen counter.
     
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  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I bought fertile eggs from a health food store fridge- and 7 out of the 12 took, I am on day 13. with fridge eggs you are lucky to get 50% to hatch. I called the company to find out how old the eggs were and when I put them in the incubator they were 2 weeks.
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Since your eggs were shipped from who knows where and handled who knows now, then refrigerated at a colder temperature than is recommended for hatching eggs, I am surprised that you have any eggs that are threating to hatch. Please keep us informed, I am interested in how this plays out.
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    this was day 6- I have hatched fridge eggs before...[​IMG]
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  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I am on day 17
     

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