Egg question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by goatsintheopen, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. goatsintheopen

    goatsintheopen New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Feb 5, 2011
    My cochin has been sitting on 5 eggs since the 5th of this month.

    Early this evening I went to check on her and found and egg had been kicked out of the nest. I picked it up and put it back under her. The egg wasn't there this morning so I am guessing it may have been out at least half the day.

    If the egg was fertile and developing..would it still be? I understand it take 21 days to hatch and it may not have been fertile to start with. But was still curious.
     
  2. goatsintheopen

    goatsintheopen New Egg

    8
    0
    7
    Feb 5, 2011
    ok, I guess I asked a dumb question.. [​IMG]

    I'm new to broody chickens and don't know anything really about the Longevity of the egg in a situation like this. [​IMG]

    no worries. will just wait it out and see.
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

    10,010
    1,034
    391
    Oct 16, 2008
    wausau,wisconsin
    A broodie hen can tell if an egg is fertile.. I think it is by the temperature it holds and gives off.. It might have accidently got rolled out.. If it happens again, candle it.. It prolly is a dud.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by