1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by screger43, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. screger43

    screger43 New Egg

    3
    1
    9
    Jun 7, 2016
    I had a hen sitting on her eggs in my coop. I would guess that they would have hatched later this week. I go to the coop this morning and something got in and took my hen. There are feathers all over the yard. 2 of the eggs are cracked but there are about 8 left. Is it too late to save them? Can someone please give me advice? I do have an incubator but I don't know how to use it and my husband won't be home from work until about 5 hours from now. I don't know how long the eggs have been without the hen but my guess would be about 6 hours. Is it too late to save them? I feel horrible right now. My hen is dead and I at least would like to save her babies. It is about 90 degrees outside here and I took a towel and layed it on top of the eggs to at least try to keep them warm.
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,240
    285
    206
    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    They probably won't last that long. Are you able to take out the incubator and turn it on? Then tell us what kind it is and we will help you.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    21,485
    2,431
    466
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by