Ugh, will they freeze?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nielsen6, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Nielsen6

    Nielsen6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a dozen hatching eggs to be delivered tomorrow. I know the liklihood of them all being in good condition and hatchable is small. But now the real problem is that it is -25 degrees in Iowa. I am so worried they will freeze and I will have no chance of hatching them. What should I do? Is it likely that they will freeze? Ugh I am so dissapointed. Iowa weather was 45+ last week and now *bam* total turn around.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Are you going to be home when the eggs arrive or will they be in the mailbox all day.
    If you are home or get someone bring them inside when they arrive I don't think it will be a big deal - other than the usual shipping issues.
    If they'll be outside all day, you can forget it.
     
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  3. Nielsen6

    Nielsen6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a call into the PO, they know me well :) they told me they would set the box aside so I could pick it up in the morning after they sort. I am crossing my fingers! Thankfully I have 15 of my own ready to hatch as well, so if these don't turn out well at least I will have some.
     

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