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Hen left her eggs :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amoo94, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. amoo94

    amoo94 New Egg

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    My RIR was sitting on 3 eggs, they are due to hatch around 5th September. Today she left her eggs, i thought nothing of it as she hops off twice a day for 20 minutes or so to drink and eat, i went back and 4 hours later she is still off her eggs, they are stone cold. I placed her back on and she is happily sitting on them again, but is it too late? what will i see when candling if they are dead? Thanks
     
  2. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine did the same, left her sitting on the eggs in the evening and the next day she was off them and not staying when i put her back. By the time i took the eggs in to put in a make shift bator they was stone cold, when i candled them in the evening they was all still alive so you might be ok.
    Hope they hatch, good luck.
     
  3. amoo94

    amoo94 New Egg

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    thanks, she stayed when i sat her back on them and she's acting broody again, it seems like she just forgot all about it! But it's been a really cold, rainy day so they were very cold. What will i notice different when i candle if they are dead? is it just movement i should look for?
     

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