chicken came off nest with eggs remaining.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stabley1991, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. stabley1991

    stabley1991 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silkie chicken and she has been sitting on eggs. 4 chicks have hatched but she has come off the nest. She has hatched chicks before and remained on the nest until all the eggs had hatched.
    How long can she stay off the nest for, before the remaining eggs are no good? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They'll get cold real quick, if she's not back on within 10 or 15 minutes, you may need to take them inside and put them in a box under a lamp with wet paper towels around the perimeter or put them in an incubator if you have one. Feel to see how warm it gets... it shouldn't be too much warmer than you.

    BTW, WELCOME TO BYC!
     
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  3. stabley1991

    stabley1991 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an incubator but the hens arent at my house, someone my mum knows looks after them at hers. I have another hen thats sitting too so if she doesnt go back to the nest i could try putting the eggs under the other one.
     

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