1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Could they hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dragonlair, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. dragonlair

    dragonlair Songster

    568
    5
    151
    Apr 29, 2008
    Maine
    I had a hen setting on eggs, she started setting on them Tuesday. On Thursday I saw her out drinking and eating, but went back into the nest. I found her dead in the pen on Saturday. I got the eggs and put them in an incubator.

    What do you think the odds are of them hatching?
     

  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    3,518
    78
    201
    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Do you know what happened to her? The eggs may very well develop to hatch. Candle in 3-4 days and see how things look.
     
  3. dragonlair

    dragonlair Songster

    568
    5
    151
    Apr 29, 2008
    Maine
    Not sure what happened to her. I've lost 3 hens in 2 days time. Not sure whats going on. All 3 were healthy, eating, drinking, acting totally normal then I find them dead in the morning. No marks on them at all, 1 was laying daily, 1 not laying at all and 1 broody and setting on her nest. 3 different pens, no contact with each other. No other signs, just DRT (dead right there)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by