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post #1 of 10 Old 09-10-2011, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hatching refrigerated eggs

So did not know this was possible!

A had one of my RIR hens go broody a few weeks back, (pointless, because my new roos are both too young to be effective yet) and the breeder I got my last round of chickens from brought over some fertilized faverolle eggs to let the hen sit. I thought she was nuts bringing me eggs right out of the fridge. But she insisted it was fine, and I went ahead and put them under the hen.

I'll be ****ed if they aren't hatching today. I would have never in a million years guessed you could hatch refrigerated eggs. Learn something new every day!
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-10-2011, 02:10 PM
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Their Alive!! That is weird.
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-14-2011, 09:12 PM
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I want pics of these cool chicks please.
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-14-2011, 09:29 PM
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Wow that's really weird! Please put pics up!
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-15-2011, 03:40 AM
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Never heard of it before either! WOW! So weird and cool! I'd name them all after cold and ice and winter, lol!
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-15-2011, 07:05 AM
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Very interesting.

I wonder if there is a maximum amount of time the eggs can be refrigerated and still be viable?

I think we need photos of the cute little chicks.
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-16-2011, 11:58 AM
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How bizarre. My roos were 4 mo & in with my hens, unfortunately we had no chickies.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-16-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well, in the end I only have 1 surviving chick from the 5 eggs I originally put under her. I knew two were duds from candling them. Two hatched, the third must have stopped development at some point.

But one chick fell from the nest and was squashed, before I got the hen moved down to ground floor. However the remaining chick is doing well, and surrogate mom is being a darn good broody, keeping with her, taking her out into the yard, teaching her to scratch, etc. I'll get pictures tomorrow~!

Phillip, at 4 mos most roos aren't mature enough yet to fertilize eggs. My two current roos are 5 months and 4 months, neither are covering the hens yet. I don't really expect to see them do much until around 6-8 months, which is a normal maturation age.


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Shame that they didn't all make it, but I am looking forward to cute pics!
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-16-2011, 11:14 PM
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Cold can sometimes create a state of suspended animation with life possible under the right conditions.. I have brought back "dead" humans after being "submerged in cold before, (in ER) so I guess it's possible.. Hope to see the new "survivor" soon.. ;)

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