Abandoned eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by minna, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dh's best friend has some neighbors that moved out about 2 weeks ago. They had some WILD game chickens and a few guineas. They were all wild and kind left to do their own thing without being messed with since birth. They left a few of them that they couldn't catch and he trapped them and I brought them home to let them free range, just so I knew they would be fed. The question is, he went out today and found a nest full of eggs. Who knows how long they have been abandoned. There is no telling which hen's nest it is. The last hen was only caught 2 days ago. What do you think the hatchability would be? Should i send my dh ought to collect them tomorrow and set them?
     
  2. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] As long as they smell fine I would try it!!!!! [​IMG]

    If anything happens keep us up to date!!!
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would deff try . You aint got nothing to loose !
     
  4. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be candling them before I put them in the incubator. Just so I'd know what to expect. If the hen was assembling a clutch and development hasn't begun, you should be good to go. If they are partly developed they are likely to have expired after cooling for two days. I might put them in for a while though just to make sure.
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  5. Quote:I agree. We sucessfully hatched out wild game bird eggs in an incubator. We did not even think to candle them. I think we got 4 out of about 12 eggs. If you are succesfull you will just love these birds.
     

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