Hen left chicks to go cold, will they be okay?

ChickenLove6

Songster
7 Years
Jun 24, 2012
417
13
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England, Leamington spa
Hello,
My silkie hen went broody about 2 weeks ago and today when I went to go check on her she was outside of her coop clucking madly, she then saw me and hopped back in and sat on her eggs. I felt the eggs and they were stone cold. Will they be okay or will they not survive? Please help, how long are eggs allowed to go cold for?
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Henny

Songster
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
105
9
123
Northeast
I had a similar situation a few years ago. The hen was not on her eggs and the eggs were really cold. I figured since the eggs were cold the embryos couldn't have survived. So I opened the egg and low and behold the embryo was still alive! Boy was that a sick feeling! I bet your eggs are just fine.
 

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