Eggs left for 4 hours--will any hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rosawoodsii, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. rosawoodsii

    rosawoodsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RR broody hen that's been sitting eggs for about 2-12 weeks. She got off the next to go eat and I found her setting newly laid eggs in the main coop about 4 hours later. The original nest had been left but it was a warm day (70's) so I put her back on her nest and closed the door. Is there any hope of these eggs hatching?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    There fine, they will just hatch 4 hours later than they would have.
     
  3. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they will be fine. My last broody got back on the wrong nest for about 3 hours at 15 days incubation. She still hatched 7/9 and the two that didn't make it were fully developed.
     
  4. rosawoodsii

    rosawoodsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pheeew! Eggs were due to hatch today or tomorrow, but they smell very, very bad. Hen is still sitting on them. Don't they have a sense of smell? Phew! Not sure if they're all bad or just a couple. Should I remove her and toss them or wait another couple of day?
     
  5. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hatched an egg that was kicked off the nest for a day and candled when found appeared to have died so i set it on the counter for 12 more hours and candled once more to be sure and now i have a OEGB named Banjo!
     
  6. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I would try to find the one(s) that are stinking and toss it. Leave the others a couple more days.
     
  7. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup or candle them tonight see if you see movement
     
  8. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would locate the stinking egg because if it explodes it could ruin the whole hatch and you risk flies and maggots.
     
  9. rosawoodsii

    rosawoodsii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll candle them tonight and see if anything looks viable. Thanks.
     

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