Temperature to kill Fertile Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Happydaze, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Happydaze

    Happydaze Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2010
    Hi there, I am building a new styrofoam incubator. The temp in my coop when it is cold can get as low as -10 degrees Celcius (it is -32 C today). I have 16 birds in the coop which is about 8x8 roughly. Anyhow, I would like to incubate some of my fertile eggs but I was wondering if the eggs will not be fertile because of the temp. We are trying to get the eggs as they are being layed. This morning we got 4 eggs at 9:30 and they were cool to the touch. Do you suppose these eggs will be "dead" so to speak?
  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    They should be fine.

    Last summer I made eggs for breakfast and DH says "these kind of taste funny" suddenly it hit me.....we weren't supposed to eat the eggs from the one hen because of antibiotics! I had 10 in the refrigerator and no way of knowing which ones were hers (we have 3 of the same breed of hen) so I set them all on the counter, and that night stuck all 10 in the incubator. All 10 hatched! Cold doesn't affect them as much as we think, but freezing does! As long as they don't freeze, they should be fine.
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    They are fine as long they didn't bust or have cracks in them, I have had eggs in the nest in 30 deg. weather for days & I thought the same thing, put 8 of them in the bator, through 2 of them away on day 18, they were not forming so they got tossed, but the other 6 hatched, so go ahead & try.
  4. Happydaze

    Happydaze Out Of The Brooder

    May 15, 2010
    Wow, That's Awesome!!! I'll have them in the "oven" by this weekend then! Great news, I'm excited!

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