Hen sat on egg for one night then it got cold

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Diamante, May 9, 2011.

  1. Diamante

    Diamante Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will this effect the chances of putting it under a diff broody and it developing? The girl with the egg now is clueless, she tries to sit on it but never puts it under her right. The first night i stuck it under her and it was warm the next morning, then she got up to eat and didnt sit back on it.
    Thanks
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Do you know how long it was actually cold?

    If it wasn't cold to long, you should be able to save it. [​IMG]

    Hens often do this when they think they are broody, but never
    stick with it. Next time try letting your hen set on fake eggs or
    golf balls for a few days before giving her real eggs, to be sure

    that she will actually sit. [​IMG]
     
  3. Diamante

    Diamante Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope and its still in the cage and cold. It was only warm for a few hours. She is still broody and had been for a week(all it took was to show her a chick and BAM broody haha) she just doesnt know that the egg needs to be under her i guess. [​IMG]
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Aw, sorry [​IMG]

    Some are like that. My hen set for 2 weeks, then stopped. I was so mad at that darn

    little hen, and to top it off one egg got cracked and they eat them all.
     
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  5. Diamante

    Diamante Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sucks. My silkies eat there eggs sometimes. The other broody i have is a good and she will sit and hatch, she hatched 4 silkies last yr. Now she hasnt been broody for a day so hopefully bringing her in and throwing eggs in with her will get her going again. I dont wanna waste these eggs from my new serama.
     

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