Eggs still okay?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NysiaAnera, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. NysiaAnera

    NysiaAnera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody hen right now who has been serious about it for a week. Yesterday evening we gave her 10 eggs, but didn't have a brooding area set up yet, and planned to do that today. When we went out, we found she had been removed from her eggs and was in a different spot. It was long enough that the eggs were cool to the touch. So, will those eggs still develope, or do we need to give her new ones?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2016
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those eggs should still develop. How long did she sit on them? If she sat for 48 hours or less on them and then they went cool they should still develop fine.
     
  3. NysiaAnera

    NysiaAnera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thanks! She sat on them for well less than 24 hours, likely no more than 12.
     

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