help!!!!my first egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pedenes, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. pedenes

    pedenes In the Brooder

    Oct 16, 2008
    its cold here in upstate NY and my gamefowl just laid an egg dont know when but i know its only 2 days or so.

    She is with one pullet and 1 rooster in a 12 by 12 dog kennel and they have a decent coop inside


    should i collect the egg to incubate it so its not gonna freeze or just let it be and wait for more ?

    Wil she lay more egg and go brood on this kind of weather?

    ANy suggestions will be very much appreciated

  2. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Not sure how far upstate you are but here in Binghamton it is mighty cold. The egg you mentioned may be a lost cause. The last few nights here have been in the teens soo chances of it still being alive are probably slim. You could always collect it, wait for more and put them in a bator for a week then candle them. That will tell you if it is still viable.
  3. pedenes

    pedenes In the Brooder

    Oct 16, 2008
    Im here orangecounty 15 minutes away from middletown

    can i still hatch it though?

  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    First eggs are not reliable to incubate. Chicks can often develop with handicaps - missing eye or other issues. You should let her lay more eggs for a while before trying to hatch the eggs. Also this time of the year a rooster's fertility can be low.

    This time of year most hens will not go broody. Laying eggs is not a given your hen will sit and try to hatch. It is seasonal and hormonal.

    Some hens NEVER go broody in their life and never raise chicks.

    You would be better off collecting your eggs for a few weeks and enjoying them in your kitchen.
  5. pedenes

    pedenes In the Brooder

    Oct 16, 2008
    lol this chickens are really expensive just for egg eating.

    I heard games are very broody

    maybe just wait till the right time


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