Emergency question.............

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Country4ever, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2007
    I'm not sure where to post this, but I thought this might be a good start..........
    I have a friend who had a hawk nest in a tree over her house. They had a bad storm and the whole thing came down. Several of the eggs were broken and the chicks were dead. They were probably 2 weeks away from hatching.
    Question! How long can an egg be in, say, 50-lower 60 degree weather, before it can no longer survive?
    This egg has been outside for about 10 hours before she found it. She's going to try to find an incubator for it, but if you think its been too long without warmth, she probably won't try to save it.

    I realize there's a difference between chickens and hawks.............but your knowledge might help a bit.
  2. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Grants Pass, OR
    You could try calling Fish & Wildlife. They should be able to refer you to someone who may have more specific knowledge. They may even have a rehabalitation specialist. Locally we have a wildlife center.
  3. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2007
    Thanks OR4-hmom.
  4. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Guthrie, OK
    There's stories about incubators going down for days and the eggs still live. Candle it and see if there is any movement.

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