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Dead eggs?

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

  1. PeaceFrog

    PeaceFrog New Egg

    Jul 21, 2012
    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

    Apr 19, 2012
    Tacoma Washington
    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

    Feb 12, 2009
    They won't hatch sorry [​IMG]
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    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

    Feb 12, 2009
    After 3 days they won't hatch. Sorry again [​IMG]

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