Advice please, never had eggs before.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jeanie S, May 18, 2016.

  1. Jeanie S

    Jeanie S Just Hatched

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    My momma hen abandoned her Unhatched eggs after 2 hatched and were healthy. I left them there all morning thinking she would come back but made a new nest with her babies. I took the eggs inside candled them and has lots of movement. I don't have an incubator so I used the light I used for my day old chicks and set up a box for them. I put in water hoping to add moisture. Will my chicks survive? They have been in the house for 2 1/2 days. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only way this could work is if the eggs were kept at the right temperature; 99-101. Lay a thermometer across the top of the eggs. If the temperature is well beyond 102 there is not much hope. A little lower than 99 and they may hatch. Good luck.
     
  3. Jeanie S

    Jeanie S Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much. They were peeping (could hear them threw the shell) but that was 24 hrs after we bought them in. I haven't heard anything since but they are moving when I candle them we can see them.
     

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