Broody Hen Left Nest

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jnbelknap, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. jnbelknap

    jnbelknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 10 of incubation with my broody hen for 9 eggs. She got out of the brooding pen and couldn't get back in for nearly an hour. Are the eggs still viable?

    It is about 60 degrees here, and they are in a well covered area with thick straw. They still felt lukewarm to the touch--not cold but not warm either. She just ran back in there to sit.

    What do I do?
    Thank you!
     
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would say they are still fine.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    She was only off for an hour? They should be just fine.
     
  4. jnbelknap

    jnbelknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Only an hour, hour and fifteen max. Thank you for the positive response! I hope you are right!
     
  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a hundred percent hatch and on day ten she was off when I got home from work, who knows how long, but the eggs were cool to the touch!
     

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