hatching cold eggs

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

  1. Missionaryman

    Missionaryman New Egg

    Nov 26, 2016
    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 Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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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