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QUESTION
I want to give my eggs to someone, but she refuses to take them because they are fertile and she is afraid she will find a chick when she cracks it. Can this happen?


ANSWER

This can't happen. Unless you incubate the eggs for 3 or 4 days at least. The embryo will not grow and develop if the eggs are kept at a temperature of 70°F or less.

Ken Koelkebeck Extension Specialist, Poultry







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