Broody hen dies, i find her 24hrs later ,temp outside about 50f, are they already dead?

Are the chicks alive or dead


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NoYouXDXD

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Broody hen dies, i find her 24hrs later ,temp outside about 50f, eggs appeared to be on day 17, i put them under a heat lamp but i didnt have the heat bulbs i used a regular bulb for another 24hrs, i bought an incubator yesterday, so far they have been in there for 2 days now, is there any hope for them or are they already dead?
 

Granny Hatchet

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Its kinda late in the game to tell as the chick would have filled up most of the egg and not be as active as it was. So no movement doesnt mean their dead. I would say if you can still see veining theres a good chance they are alive because that will break down after they die. They are hardy lil buggers . I hope you have a good hatch and :welcome
Edit, they may be late because of the cool down by even a couple days.
 

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