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waterlogged eggs under a soaked broody-update

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by priszilla, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we had a storm last night and one of the broodies got soaked- she sat anyway- but I thought it would be best if the eggs weren't in standing water-humidity is one thing-under water is quite another. So I found a similar nest box and prepared it- moved her and the eggs- all 26 then moved the whole shebang to a safer place-she sat for about 5 minutes- then decided- she had had enough.

    I was outside shuffling things around because I have some other issues anyway.After 2 hours she still was out being a chicken- so In took in her eggs.I candled-3 infertile,18 stopped early or had wonky air cells,15 still looked possible.I plopped them in the bator that had some space-- I wonder If I should have just left her in the puddle.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2008
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you did the right thing. Keep those eggs warm and see if the babies will hatch. I don't think she would have come back.
     
  3. rroven

    rroven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd really like to know how this turns out. I accidentally overfilled my resavoir on my bator and had eggs in a paper mache carton which wicked the water up and I found out 1.5 days later. They were on day 18 and 19 and today is hatch day but not seeing anything happening. The eggs were really heavy too when I moved them so I think I drownd them.
     
  4. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am waiting------and not a bit patiently-I need the bator space-I have eggs coming-lol!!!
     
  5. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 have hatched- 1 more is pipping
     
  6. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you did the right thing...Congrats!
     
  7. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! Great save!!!
     
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Yeah!! Keep us posted!!
     
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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  10. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay! More babies! [​IMG]
     

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