Shoot. I just realized that I may have ruined my eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macmama, May 20, 2010.

  1. macmama

    macmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Gilbert AZ
    When I gave fertile eggs to my broody I didn't let them warm to room temp first. They were refrigerated when I bought them (high-temp fridge at the breeder's house-- 50 degrees) Then they were in my car and house for an hour or two, but they still felt cool when I gave them to my hen. I didn't realize that was a problem until I just read NOT to do that! [​IMG] Did I kill any chance of them hatching? We're on day 8 now, and I haven't candled or anything because I'd be so green at it that I doubt it would help me much.
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    On day 8, you will definitely see veining. So, I would go ahead and candle them.

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