In the Brooder
- Jan 29, 2011
I know I can find out the answers if I ask you all so I just have to take the plunge and forget about seeming totally illiterate. I have been wondering if the eggs get cold after the chickens lay them if it affects them hatching. Our chickens are not in a heated area and it has been quite cold here .I have been saving some of the eggs to try and incubate . Also, if one of the hens is sitting on some and she gets off and they cool down,will that affect them hatching? If a hen has been sitting on some eggs for a day or so and she gets off and moves to another nest ,does that mean those eggs are not fertile or good to try and hatch? I have this little silkie that was sitting on about 6 eggs for a day and a half ,got off then went to another nest box with 2 eggs and is sitting on them. I took the eggs from the other nest out and have them in a basket wondering what to do with them?