Foghorn died....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SoccerMomof7, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Okay I know it has been forever since I have been on, it has been a crazy school year. Last night I went to check the chickens before bed and found my rooster dead. He was under a year old, I have no idea what happened to him, he had no visible injuries and no previous symptoms. I need to know how long my chickens eggs will be good to incubate, I would really like a little foghorn. The only problem it that they aren't laying very often and all the eggs except the 1 from today is in the refrigerator. I don't have an incubator and don't have the $$$ to purchase one this close to Christmas. What can I do? What do I do with the egg until I figure it out? Help someone!
     
  2. Verboten

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    I would take the more recent eggs out of the fridge so hopefully you will have more chances. It sounds like some people have had good luck with refridgerated eggs.

    edit: and do a search for MissPrissy's threads about her homemade incubator. - it seems to be inexpensive, simple and effective. Best of luck to you!
     
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  3. Verboten

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    Did you mean to post the same thread twice?
     
  4. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    What do you mean?

    I placed another thread in Incubating/hatching to figure out what to do with the eggs after I thought about the fact that would be a more appropriate place for this thread! Thanks though.
     
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  6. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    Your hen's eggs will be fertile for the next 3 to 6 weeks. I have found on the internet that hens retain rooster goo for 3 weeks but some have reported fertile eggs up to 6 weeks later. You can check out this link to determine your hen's are still laying fertile eggs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008

    Hope this helps you. I don't think you have to be overly worried about getting enough hatching eggs to replace your roo. [​IMG]
     
  7. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
  8. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Thank you so much but Katy is going to incubate them for me. I am so thankful for this site, I would be completely lost on numerous occasions if it wasn't here!
     

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