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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rescuedrvr4u, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Rescuedrvr4u

    Rescuedrvr4u In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2011
    I have had a hen sitting for about 2 1/2 weeks. She came out once a week or so ago, ate, drank, and went right back in. I have been putting food and water in the cat carrier she decided to hold up in, everything has been fine. This morning I went down and she was out again. No big deal, made sure she had food and water and came back to the house. Went down a little over 2 hrs later and she was still out. I tried to put her back in, but she kept coming out. The eggs are cold now. ARE THEY GOING TO DIE???? Is there anything I can do? Don't have an incubator and can't buy one on Christmas day, everything is closed.

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Put her back in crate and lock the door on her..see what she does from an area she can't see you from
  3. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Songster

    try to candle them and see if they are still alive 2 1/2 weeks they should of been getting ready to hatch. if they are still alive try to find a heat source and warm them back up but dont get them to warm until you can get a bator
  4. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Songster

    also post #2 is what I would do to
  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
  6. Wolftalk

    Wolftalk Songster

    Aug 1, 2011
    The Coop :)
    Thats a difficult situation. Id candle them an then if they are near hatching, then get a cardboard box and a lamp and a wet sponge, set them up and wait. make sure they have enough humidity. GOOD LUCK!!!!!
  7. mothernaturesdaughter

    mothernaturesdaughter Songster

    Jul 13, 2009
    Good chance they will live.

  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    What's the weather like where you are? My broodies will leave their nests for several hours on warm days, less time on cold ones. Still have good hatches.

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