Help! My eggs got wet :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Simmonsfunnyfrm, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first time I have had a broody hen so I let her sit on some eggs. They are at day 17. I had the broody in a plastic box with shavings in it under our four wheeler with a tarp on it. This has kept the eggs dry in past storms, but today we had a real toad strangler. I was away for about 3 hours since it started raining. The rain stopped pretty quick but when I got home and checked on the eggs first thing I saw that the box and shavings were saturated with water! The eggs were standing in it and had been for a few hours. I immediately dried the eggs off and replaced the shavings. I even towel dried my poor, dedicated wet broody. She was still sitting in the slop keeping her eggs warm. Do you think my eggs will be okay?? They all had developing chicks in them yesterday [​IMG]
     
  2. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know nothing, so I can't tell you anything from experience, but... The first night I put my eggs in the incubator, the temps jumped up to 108 degrees for some reason. I don't know how long the temp was that high - I woke up and that's where it was. This was after 2 days of messing with the thing to make sure I had everything right. Anyhow, I just KNEW that it killed off any fertile eggs (I put 12 eggs in). Well, tonight I just put my 11 eggs that all have developing embryos in them (#12 wasn't fertile) into lockdown. Have faith, hun. I think the eggs will be just fine. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your encouragement [​IMG] I don't have high hopes, but I haven't lost hope! The eggs were still warm under the hen. I'll update Friday and let you know!
     
  4. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can always take one into the house and candle it for any movement. Hope they are okay!
     
  5. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were you able to candle any last night? Curious about how they're doing.
     
  6. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did! They are okay!!! I can't believe it. I saw some real good movement in 4 of the 8 and I think I saw the blood veins pulsing a little in 3 others. I am so relieved. Just a few more days and we will have fluffy butts!
     
  7. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
  8. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome news! Very glad things are looking good.
     
  9. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! I read this post and saw that you still have babies! I am SOOOOOOO GLAD that the eggs are ok! Keep us updated!
     
  10. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well these poor eggs seem destined not to make it. When I left this morning she was off the nest so I just figured she was eating. When I got back hours later, she was still off the nest and the eggs were stone cold! They were supposed to hatch tomorrow and Friday! I can't believe it. She just randomly decided to be not broody anymore. I put the eggs under a brooder light in my office in hopes that by some miracle they will warm back up and hatch, but I really think they have to be dead now. I am so disappointed.
     

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