Hen left nest at day 21

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MelisaV, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. MelisaV

    MelisaV Hatching

    Jan 12, 2017
    UPDATE* six out of seven eggs hatched!

    my Serema hen left her nest on day 21. It couldn't have been more than a couple of hours, but the eggs were cold. It was 30 degrees outside. I put them in our incubator anyway. Will they still hatch? Also, the humidity is at 74. Is that too high? I'm afraid to open the lid since we're in lockdown period. This is my first time hatching eggs, so I'm worried I'm going to screw something up. They have been in the Incubator almost 24 hours now. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017
  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Songster

    Feb 21, 2016
    Cumbria, UK
    There is still a good chance that they will hatch- I've read a lot of similar experiences and they at least managed to hatch a few.

    I normally put aim for 65-75% humidity, so you should be fine. Good luck.....
  3. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Songster

    Feb 21, 2016
    Cumbria, UK
    Also, welcome to BYC Melisa :)
  4. MelisaV

    MelisaV Hatching

    Jan 12, 2017
    Thank you Chickygirl7. This egg hatching thing is so stressful! [​IMG]
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Hi! And Welcome!

    This..is exactly .. how I got started on incubating! My first hen to go broody, got the fertile eggs for her, and she litterally flew the coop when those eggs started to pip! I think the sound of the chicks peeping scared her. I tried getting her back on. Nope, she was right back off. After all that time!

    Well, someone had suggested that I get an incubator..just in case. I really didn't think this would happen. I brought them in. I didn't know how to do what! They all 6 hatched..and that is as they say...all she wrote! I love to incubate.

    Right now, have your temp at the 99 area.. one degree lower is ok, or one higher....humidity is the most important thing right now. I keep mine around 60 to 65 during lock down. Bet you get some babies soon. Come back on here and let us know how it worked out .. would ya? Good luck!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG][​IMG]
  7. yellowbee0110

    yellowbee0110 Chirping

    Dec 4, 2016
    North Carolina, USA
    Good luck! Let us know what happens!
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under MelisaV [​IMG] Welcome!

    Also sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Good luck and best wishes!
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, MelisaV, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! Best wishes and happy hatching. :jumpy

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