Washed and recently fridged should I even bother? 40 min drive!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lady and her girls, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. lady and her girls

    lady and her girls In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2009
    Drove 40min from my home after work to purchase eggs to put in hatcher- do to cold and not feeling well I didn't pick up eggs yesterday- tanked on dayquil type of meds i went tonight. She had washed them and put them in the fridge including the ones today. I bought them Should I even try or just have extra deviled eggs for the Christmas dinner. I have them on the counter now:/

    Thanks Bock_bock=devil chickies of course, deviled eggs make me fat!!!
    If you play with chicks are you playing with your food?
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009

  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    well if it was just 1 day in fridge i dont see why not i know your also not suppose to wash them, but i dont see why not set them, which would you like more deviled eggs or little devil chickies?
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] I would try setting them.....
    I don't think one day would hurt too much.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    set them. You'll get some to hatch.

    If a Trader Joes egg will hatch, a day in a fridge shouldn't hurt anything.

  5. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    Quote:x2 on this i got 7 trader joe eggs that went into lock down last night all are still alive and kicking, and they are thuroughly washed and refridgerated
  6. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    I managed to hatch some eggs that were about 2 weeks old, and in the fridge. We had lost our favorite Rooster, and decided to try and hatch what we had left for eggs. Most of them developed, but the last 3 days only a few hatched. So, it's possible. Can't hurt to give it a try. [​IMG]

    I'm running a test hatch now. We have new roosters, and none of the eggs were in the fridge. The oldest egg is 3 days old. We shall see if we get any better results.

  7. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Ditto on going for it. I've hatched near frozen eggs, muddy eggs, refridgerated eggs, some will hatch. Not as easy or as likely as fresh never cold eggs, but some will.

  8. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    I like chicks MUCH better than I like devilled eggs...... [​IMG]
  9. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Songster 9 Years

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I say, go for it. I just recently hatched a refrigerated egg, it was in there for a week. That one was a day behind the others in hatching but is a strong and healthy chick.[​IMG]

  10. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Haha, it's amazing how durable fertile eggs are, apparently! It's good to know even fridge eggs have a chance. [​IMG]

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