Waiting. How long?...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlove2009, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to hatch some of my eggs but they have been in the fridge. How long do I wait b4 i can put them in the bator? I forgot is it 12 hours of 24?


    thanks
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they were refridgerated I would opt for 24.
     
  3. justonemorehatch

    justonemorehatch Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. They probably won't have a great hatch rate having been in the fridge.
     
  4. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know many do not hatch some that came from the fridge but I KNOW that they are all fertile ( I have 2 roos and 5 hens) and it was in the fridge outside (its kept warmer (around 50's and 60's) than the normal ones).

    I am kind of getting desperate. I have lost two batches so far this spring (really old bator and brand new one) a total of 33 eggs 30 of which were fertile.
     
  5. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    May I ask why you wouldn't just get fresh egg?
     
  6. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happened with your last couple of batches?
     
  7. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have five hens but i only get like two a day. that and it just got warm enough for them to get in the laying mode agian. (the weather has been jacked up lately down here. 60 degrees one day, 30 the next and 80 the next.)

    my first batch was my old bator (which i usually do good with) and i did not have a turner so i was trying to turn them and go to school until 9 two nights a week. so.....yeah............


    this last one i had was in my brand spankin new bator (auto turner this time) and they were shipped eggs. only this time i was so worried about them hatching that i checked them nearly every day ( not really, but i did check them a lot) and the temp jumped around a lot. so there was some low and highs.
     
  8. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wa also thinking about buying eggs from a local chicken man but i cant seem to locate him. And then i was going to try some store sold fertile eggs but no place close sells them either.

    Plus i had not planning on hatching them until my last batch failed. but they have only been in the fridge for about a week.
     

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