chicken question

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Jordan97, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Jordan97

    Jordan97 Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to turn the eggs while I was storing them for about 2 wks. Will they hatch?
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Depends on how healthy the parents were, how the eggs were stored, and so forth... It's unlikely but certainly not impossible. On the usual diet (pellets and crumble and so forth) I wouldn't think they have a chance. However you will never know until you try.

    In my experience a truly healthy egg from truly healthy stock can be brooded at a month old and hatch, but this will depend on how it was stored; being immobile for so long and not being heated even for a short time on a semi-regular basis means it's not likely at all.
     
  3. Jordan97

    Jordan97 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've candled them and the yolks seem to be on one side. If they would hatch would they be malformed?
     
  4. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    If the yolks are stuck there's not much chance at all that they would develop to maturity. I would throw them myself, the chances are so slim. There is of course now an increased risk of all issues, more or less.
     

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