winter egg hatching question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jack123, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. jack123

    jack123 In the Brooder

    Nov 15, 2007
    i got about seven eggs right now, my hen still not broody yet .. not sitting yet.. i guess she still trying to finish her clutch.

    what i was wandeirng was weathers been getting cold about 18 outside and about 40 in the shed with insulation .. i'm worried about the eggs .. can eggs still HATCH when the temp is at 40 for a period of time .. ??
    any info would be great ....
  2. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Songster

    Nov 23, 2007
    Claiborne County Tn.
    they recommend storing them at 55 degrees, and not an exact science, so i would say yes
  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Yes, i did an experment by putting eggs in the fridge for 24 hours then incubating them i had about a 65% hatch rate

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