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Hen left the nest & eggs got cold... will they live?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bleenie, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    My cochin hen went berzerk when i opened her crate today to let her out in the yard. she didnt come back for about an hour & when i realized it i checked the eggs & they were cold. I immediately moved them under the poor 1st time momma who already had 9 eggs (that makes 18!). she warmed them up while i got the cochin hen back in the crate but i checked them before i gave them back to her...

    the veins were good still & i could see the 'speck' but no movement.
    They are only about a week in & were doing great.

    I pulled one egg because of a WEIRD blood outline in it & i didn't see a speck..:

  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    They should be fine. I've found eggs that had gone all night without Momma, put them in the incubator and they all hatched.

    Kathy, Bellville TX
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

    Nov 24, 2009

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