Cold eggs! day 17

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by midget_farms, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I've got a broody hen - She has been a good sitter so far.

    Last night I fenced off a quarter of the coop to allow the chicks protection from the rest of the flock. I expect them about Monday.

    Anyway - when I got home this afternoon I found the hen had flown the coop & couldn't get back in so she decided to sit on someone elses eggs.

    The eggs were cold to the touch.

    I put them in the bator - but don't hold out any hope.

    Should I wait until Monday/Tuesday or open them now?
     
  2. bantiesrule

    bantiesrule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Keep working on them. I've had a pullet get off her eggs at day 18 before, they were cold when I touched them, but they all hatched out in the end anyway. [​IMG]
     
  4. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    cool - luckily I had just finished building my incubator or they would be in the oven.

    I'll give them until Wednesday just in case the cold slowed them down some - but Monday should be the day.

    I had candled them a while back & they definately had something in there - lets hope!
     

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