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Too cold to gather eggs for incubator???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MakNat, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started gathering my eggs on Monday and was going to until friday... It is going to plumit tonight. 18 degrees and be barely above freezing the next 3 days. I check as often as I can. My light comes on at 3 am in my Leghorn coop, I don't get out there til 7 am. There is always already 2 in there. My ? is. If its been a few hours before I get them will they still be ok to hatch? I mean I know they won't if they are frozen and busted!
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Frozen eggs barely ever hatch but you may be able to hatch any unfrozen ones. It's worth a try anyway! Good luck!
     
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    I think it would depend on the temperature of your coop, not the outside temp.
     
  4. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pretty much the same as outside. They are not heated coops..
     
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Refrigerated eggs have been known to hatch, so though not the best conditions, I would check as often as possible, and bring them in and hope for the best.
     
  6. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are only chilled and not frozen they will be fine. Hasn't been above zero in days here. My coop hovers around 10*. I have eggs that were chilled in the bator right now. 1 out and 4 more pips!
     
  7. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh Good!!! The lowest here will be 18*! Shooting for a Jan. 9th hatch!!! Thanks!
     

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