will an eggs that have been in the fridge hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oldbuzzard, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had hen go broody so i thought i would see if she would hatch a few eggs. i do not have a roo. so i had to find fertile eggs. i finally found some, but 3 were the fridge and was fresh from the coop. will the fridge hatch? they are 1 to 4 days old. also i marked them with a permenant marker so the kids or wife would not collect them. will marker hurt the eggs? thank you.
     
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last time I had one go broody I pulled 3 eggs from fridge (and she had one egg already under her) and all 4 hatched!

    The eggs were in the fridge anywhere from 1-10 days.

    All were healthy little babies.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Hatch rates go down in the fridge but yes they will hatch.
    Heard of several people using markers, not sure of the affect.
     
  4. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool !!! i hope it works! thx
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    Currently I have 4 out of 7 eggs that are fertile and they have been in the fridge for about 14 days. Just put them in the bator last thursday. Candled them today [​IMG]
     
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  6. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great! now im really happy. i know the hen is!
     
  7. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

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    I had 5 healthy chicks hatch out of eggs that had been in a cold fridge for several days. I let them warm up to room temperature before sticking in the bator. They were like ice when I got 'em.
     
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
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    I, too, have babies from previously refrigerated eggs and all are healthy, happy, chickies. [​IMG]

    As for the marker, I have heard to not use anything but pencil, but I think others have used markers with no ill effects.

    Good luck and [​IMG]!!!
     
  9. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thx
     

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