hatching cold eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Missionaryman, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Missionaryman

    Missionaryman New Egg

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    Howdy again from Botswana
    Han and Layer are parents.... She was sitting on 11eggs and 8 of them hatched within a couple hours... She left the nest and did not return...Its been about a week now and out of curiosity I opened 2 of the neglected eggs... they were all cold but had a chick in them...both chicks were stone cold but alive and moved around for a couple minutes before finally dying... Is there a possibility of the third egg making it if I keep it at the right temp???
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Anything is possible. I guess the challenge would be how to raise the chick, assuming it makes it. The momma is likely to reject the chick - that means raising it yourself. It would be months before the lone chick would manage to integrate into the youngsters that momma now has. Personally, I would not try, but that's just my opinion - if you want to try, then go for it!
     

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