Coyote catastrophe- flock gone but have 4 fertile eggs- now what?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mullhollandman, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. mullhollandman

    mullhollandman Chirping

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    Total newbie here. Our 2 laying hens and rooster made the ultimate sacrifice 2 nights ago to a burrowing coyote.[​IMG]
    We have 4 eggs refrigerated that we believe are fertile and hope to bring back the flock, but don't have a bator yet. How long can we keep these eggs before they will not be hatchable?
     
  2. thewarriorchild

    thewarriorchild Songster

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    First get them out of the fridge and then let us know where you are!

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  3. meme9726

    meme9726 In the Brooder

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    I second that, where are you located? I am sorry for the loss of your birds.[​IMG]
     
  4. Mom2Cool

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    I agree 1st [​IMG] 2nd. get the eggs out of the fridge & remember you need to turn them even before being put in a bator. put an X on 1 side so you remember what side they were on last. & then tell us where you are?

    Oh yea I can't believe I forgot to say sorry for your loss......
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  5. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

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    I am so sorry.

    Have not had to worry so far about coyotes, BUT, we have lost our share to raccoons.

    Catherine
     

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