Cold Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tomboy-125, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Tomboy-125

    Tomboy-125 New Egg

    Jul 2, 2010
    We tried hatching just a couple eggs as an experiment with a hen and everything worked out well. But we left the hen alone the last week and when the chicks hatced, we discovered that the hen had decided to sit on more eggs during the last week. Now that the chicks are up and about, the hen has abandoned those eggs. I candled them and saw that they are starting to have veins in them, but the eggs have gotten completely cold in more than one instant because the hen is tending to her chicks. Is it possible to put those eggs under another broody hen or are they a lost cause?
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Just depends, I know they can get cold and still hatch. If you have another broody I'd sure try it.
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Look at it this way -- if you just throw them away, there is a 0% chance they'll hatch. Just keep on eye on them in case they are dead, so they don't turn into stink bombs.

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