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I had a hen sitting on her eggs in my coop. I would guess that they would have hatched later this week. I go to the coop this morning and something got in and took my hen. There are feathers all over the yard. 2 of the eggs are cracked but there are about 8 left. Is it too late to save them? Can someone please give me advice? I do have an incubator but I don't know how to use it and my husband won't be home from work until about 5 hours from now. I don't know how long the eggs have been without the hen but my guess would be about 6 hours. Is it too late to save them? I feel horrible right now. My hen is dead and I at least would like to save her babies. It is about 90 degrees outside here and I took a towel and layed it on top of the eggs to at least try to keep them warm.

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They probably won't last that long. Are you able to take out the incubator and turn it on? Then tell us what kind it is and we will help you.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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X2

Don't wait. Get the eggs warmed up to above 96 but not over 103.

 

This page should give some guidance.

http://www.brinsea.com/Articles/Advice/PowerOff.aspx

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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