The Eggs Got Cold...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SlyDog, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. SlyDog

    SlyDog In the Brooder

    So my bantam is sitting on some fertile eggs I got for her, and my Australorp always lays on top of her. Last night the nesting box was overturned with one casualty, but the remaining eggs were cold when I found them this morning. I've put it all back and the bantam is happily sitting again, however is this a waste of time seeing as they all got stone cold over night? (it's winter in Oz). Is there any chance they've survived?
     
  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    I'd give the eggs/Hen a chance....How many days into setting is the hen?
     
  3. SlyDog

    SlyDog In the Brooder

    7 days she's had them.... I will leave her to it and hope she gets something for her efforts.
     
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  4. Petra Pancake

    Petra Pancake Songster

    I'd also say, give them a chance. I had a broody who ended up in the wrong nesting box' letting her own eggs go cold for more than half a day. She still hatched 50% of them. And somewhere on BYC, don't have the time to look for the link now, there was this thread where someone let eggs go cold for a day and a half or something, and most of them still hatched... eggs are pretty tough.
     
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