I'm still new to raising chickens and my hen just laid her very first egg todat at about 2:15pm! But she didn't sit on it and so I took it out in hopes of having someone incubate it for me but they didn't so I brought it back home.
It's been out of the nest and now cold for almost 5 hours. I did buy an incubator but I put he egg back inside the nest. She's frst time egg layer. I honestly don't know how old she is or the rooster either. She's still not sitting on the egg. Will this egg hatch at all or did I just kill it by taking it away from the nest and then trying to put ot back in the nest?
I want to try hatching them naturally but I think I might of messed up by taking ghe very first egg out for a few hours and possibly killing the chick.