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Cold eggs on day 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mama k, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. mama k

    mama k In the Brooder

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    My broody hen is on 5 eggs in a dog crate. We open the crate every morning and close it at night. She only gets off her nest for 20 min or so once a day. Apparently when she got off her nest today she wasn't able to get back into the crate. I have no idea how long she was off her eggs but when I found her sitting next to the crate her eggs were cold. :( I got her back on her eggs ASAP, but I'm wondering if this is the end for our unborn chickies? :(
     
  2. mama k

    mama k In the Brooder

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    I forgot to say it is 81 degrees outside right now...
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Songster

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    Depends on how far in development they are. Early they can last a while!
     
  4. mortie

    mortie Songster

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    Nothing to do but wait and see...
     
  5. mama k

    mama k In the Brooder

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    Update: 3 made it, 2 didn't. Better than nothing!
     

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