Are eggs still alive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sandy sea, May 10, 2009.

  1. sandy sea

    sandy sea Songster

    Mar 19, 2008
    Gavilan Hills, CA
    Day 15 and Broody Mom got on wrong nest. She somehow got out of her enclosed nest area and got on another nest. I just notice her now. She must have been off her eggs for about three hours. Would they still be alive? She is back on them now. The weather was about 88 today.

  2. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    They should be fine. Eggs are surprisingly resilient. My uncle ran over a duck nest with the hay mower a few years ago, killing the mother. This happened around noon. He called me that night and I picked the eggs up around 9, waited for my incubator to regulate for another two hours and then put them in. Every egg hatched only week later, so even if they are far along they can be OK. It's never good to let them chill, but they can make it!

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