Are My Eggs Still Viable???????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TACEYPERKINS, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all- I live in Ca. And all last week we had a rain storm that come thru and soaked everything. Including my coops! Well I had a pullet that had been stock pilling eggs, and during that rainstorm her nest was overcome with water. I go out there today and she has now decided to sit on those eggs. Go figure!Anyways, I was wondering do you think they could still be viable after sitting in cold water?
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I had a hen do that during one of our recent Tennessee monsoons. i personally didn't even attempt it. They were muddy and nasty by the time i got to them and she only wanted to sit on them about an hour that day, so I took them.
     
  3. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Technically yes. But Henny Penny ain't gonna sit where the sky is falling.
     
  4. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was planning on taking them today. But when I went out there she was clucking and talking at my hand. So Do you think I should take them away fom her?
     
  5. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone please?
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I dunno? Are they important eggs, or can you just wait and collect more, later? Is she on a dry nest?
     
  7. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Kathy- I see you on the delaware thread everyday. Thanks for responding. Yes they are kinda important. They are my Java eggs. I know she will continue to lay more, But, I just didn't want to through them out if they were possibley good. And no it is still wet. I didn't want to touch her. Should I give her new bedding? One of the problem is she is a pullet, and I didn't want to ruin her mojo, it is her first go at this.
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:If you can get more fresh eggs, and a dry nest ... I think that would be better. Sitting in a wet nest will cause mold and bacteria to form. I wouldn't do it, but I dunno.
     
  9. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks thats what I was thinking , I didn't want to go and toss them if there was a possibility. Ok one more question....if I take these away will she go into laying mode again or do I have to wait a while?
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Ya just never know about those things! It's a kinda wait and see thing!
     

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