How Long Can Duck Eggs Be Cold?

Keeping your duck eggs at the right temperature will help you get the most out of them. Here’s what you need to know about how long duck eggs can be cold and how to care for them to make them last longer properly.

How Long Can Incubated Duck Eggs Be Cold?

Incubated duck eggs can’t last for weeks in the cold like the eggs you’re keeping in the fridge at home. To keep eggs fertile and growing, they need to be hot.

Keeping Temperatures Stable

You’ll need to keep the heat source constant and avoid any disruption to the eggs if you want them to grow healthily.

What to Do in a Power Outage?

If you can keep your eggs warm by bringing another heat source to where they are, great. Otherwise, move the eggs to a place where they’ll stay warm.

Keeping your duck eggs warm earlier and more consistently increases the chances of successful hatching. The longer you wait to get them in the heat, the harder it will be to develop them into healthy ducklings.