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

    Jun 23, 2013
    The Big Island/Hawaii
    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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