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AAH! how long can eggs be untended by broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CoffeeCow, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Songster

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    I check on my chickens when I go out for a smoke, about every hour and a half or so, when I went out this time, my broody had gone back and set on the wrong nest !!!
    I checked the eggs, they were still pretty warm, so I picked up the broody and put her back on the correct nest....
    Will they be okay?

    Edit:
    I don't know how long they were alone... I went out at 8:00 AM, and again at 9:20 AM
    Worst case scenario is an hour and 10 minutes I guess, and it is about 30 degrees outside.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010

  2. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Mine do that sometimes. They should be fine, especially if they are still warm. I've had them get cold and still be fine. BTW, it may continue to happen unless you have a way to isolate her.
     
  3. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Songster

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    thanks for the encouragement [​IMG]
    I will be sure to check em every time i go out.
     

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