weird question about eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by asthrngal89, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. asthrngal89

    asthrngal89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three white silkies and one black silkie rooster my hens have been laying eggs and I have been collecting for a week or so now...is it possible to put them in an incuator and try to hatch them or are they bad I have not refridgerated them?
     
  2. asthrngal89

    asthrngal89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubator*
     
  3. Kilo chickens

    Kilo chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you seen then mate? If so try the eggs and see. If not I would just be eating the eggs for another few weeks and then they should for sure be fertile.
     
  4. asthrngal89

    asthrngal89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes alot! Lol
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Just as an experiment I put two eggs from the fridge in the last hatch I did to see if they would develop. (I should have candled first cause one had a wonky air cell and I would not have used it if I had checked first.) The wonky one started to develop but didn't get very far before it quit. The other was developing good rocking at day 19, but didn't hatch. When I did the eggtopsy it was fully developed, in position yolk absorbed and I don't know why it died. I couldn't figure it out. It was one of two turken chicks that developed all the way and didn't hatch. So, yes, I would try it if they are fertile.
     
  6. dirtychick

    dirtychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some say a week to try hatch after a week usely not worth trying -how ever you could possibly eat them after a week and save fresh ones to hatch !
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    IF, I had no option for collecting more eggs from a given pair, for example, if the hen or rooster was taken by a predator, and I wanted to continue that line, I'd try setting eggs and have a fairly reasonable "hope" that they would hatch up to 10 days old. And, If really desperate, as an experiment, I'd set an egg up to 2 weeks old. But, your best bet is 7 days or less. If they've been stored properly, they are more apt to hatch. You do not want to put your eggs in the fridge if you intend to hatch them.
     
  8. casey197530

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    Mine start to develop if left on the counter to long so give it a try
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Wow! It must be very hot and humid where you live.
     
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