Broody abandoned her eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wildthingsfarm, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. wildthingsfarm

    wildthingsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a hen who was a great broody. She sat faithfully on her nest of about ten eggs. Two hatched, but the chicks died before getting out of the shell. After that, she abandoned the rest of the eggs. We moved them to a brooder as soon as we realized what had happened, but the eggs were cool by then. What are the odds of the rest of the eggs hatching? Or are they a lost cause?
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    You should get them in a bator or under another broody hen right away.
     
  3. wildthingsfarm

    wildthingsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We put them under a heat lamp as soon as we could. Is that enough?
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

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    No I don't think so. They need the humidity and heat of a bator. How old are the eggs? (How far along are they?)
     
  5. gander007

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    I am with @Monutain Peeps, on this you really need to find another broody or put in a bator ......
     

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