Putting eggs back in the nest.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LindaRMartin, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. LindaRMartin

    LindaRMartin New Egg

    Apr 21, 2012
    I had to leave home earlier than usual yesterday. So, my husband gathered the eggs. I have a little curly feathered hen who had laid about six eggs. I thought they were probably fertile so I had been leaving them to see if she went setting after she filled her nest with eggs. My husband did not know why I was leaving them there, so he brought the eggs in. I put them in the refrigerator overnight. Can I put them back in the nest and see if anything comes of them or is it a lost cause?
  2. Je33ieg

    Je33ieg Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 10, 2012
    Clemson, SC
    i hate to say it but it's probably a lost cause. and i definitely would NOT eat them either!
  3. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    I have heard they can hatch refridgerated eggs ! Try to put it back under her. Be sure to mark it first so you can collect the eggs not marked. good luck !
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    If she hasn't been sitting on them all that long, put them back. And yes, mark them with a sharpie "leave in nest!!!". My hubby does this all the time too. He's banned from the coop now :gig
    I just hatched Silkie eggs in my incubator that I had put in the refrigerator for several days (and stored improperly with the fat end down). I now have cute little refrigerated chicks running around in my brooder ;)
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Folks hatch refridgerated eggs from Trader Joe's and the like, I don't see why your eggs won't hatch. Especially if she hasn't started brooding them, they haven't started developing yet, they're just kind of on hold for now.

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