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Hi, our hen laid 1 chick a few days ago and left the nest. A family member took the rest of her fertile eggs inside by accident when she was away from nest! They were left at room temperature ( 10 - 15 celcius ) for 3 days but now I have them under a light bulb. They eggs were about 2-3 days from hatching before they were brought inside but I think they could be dead from the lower temperature, is this the case?

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They need high humidity to hatch otherwise they wont hatch.  if you have a rubbermaid tote you can cut a hole in the side put a dish of water in it, put a lamp sticking in the hole (25 watt).  it makes an emergency incubator.  This way the humidity gets up a bit and it holds the temperature better.
Getting cool shouldn't hurt the eggs much it may delay them though.  Good luck!

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They won't hatch sorry hugs.gif

 

 

  

 

 

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Let em warm up for 24 hours then candle. Late stage abandonment can be fatal but often isn't. If you don't try, you won't know. Impossible is for nature/God to decide. Kept warm for 24/36 hours, they will either show life or prove to be dead. If you don't try, failureis certain.

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It's German Shepherd Dog, they HERD, they don't Ard, don't Pard and don't Erd.    

Four or five Dogs, 2 retired horses lots of Chickens - Official Mad Hatcher; Cher

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After 3 days they won't hatch. Sorry again hugs.gif

 

 

  

 

 

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