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Will refrigerated eggs still hatch?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by plumbergirl, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. plumbergirl

    plumbergirl New Egg

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    Hi everyone!
    I have a question on whether or not I should get my hopes up..
    I have corturnix quail eggs in my incubator at the moment and its day 17 with no signs of anything. I made the mistake of refrigerating the eggs for about 7 days before my incubator arriving (not knowing you shouldn't)
    Is there any chance that they may still hatch or is it time to turn the incubator off?
     
  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are on day 17 and you are not seeing any signs of development, it sounds like it is time to turn off the incubator and throw the eggs away. Sorry, but refridgerated eggs do not typically have great hatch rates.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It seems you should be seeing some sort of life by day 17 so maybe it's time to get rid of those eggs and start over. Now that you have your incubator, you can get the fertile eggs in there right away.

    Hope the next go round goes better!
     

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