Dead eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PeaceFrog, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. PeaceFrog

    PeaceFrog New Egg

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    Hi, our hen laid 1 chick a few days ago and left the nest. A family member took the rest of her fertile eggs inside by accident when she was away from nest! They were left at room temperature ( 10 - 15 celcius ) for 3 days but now I have them under a light bulb. They eggs were about 2-3 days from hatching before they were brought inside but I think they could be dead from the lower temperature, is this the case?
     
  2. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need high humidity to hatch otherwise they wont hatch. if you have a rubbermaid tote you can cut a hole in the side put a dish of water in it, put a lamp sticking in the hole (25 watt). it makes an emergency incubator. This way the humidity gets up a bit and it holds the temperature better.
    Getting cool shouldn't hurt the eggs much it may delay them though. Good luck!
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    They won't hatch sorry [​IMG]
     
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Let em warm up for 24 hours then candle. Late stage abandonment can be fatal but often isn't. If you don't try, you won't know. Impossible is for nature/God to decide. Kept warm for 24/36 hours, they will either show life or prove to be dead. If you don't try, failureis certain.

    Luck :D
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    After 3 days they won't hatch. Sorry again [​IMG]
     

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