Will chicks still hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pleasures, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Pleasures

    Pleasures In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2016
    Ok so I had 2 hens sitting on some eggs. 1 hen had 8 days and the other one only had 1 day. The hen with 8 days stopped sitting on the eggs so I removed the eggs from her and put them under the hen that had a day. I put the clutch of eggs from the hen with one day on my counter in case any other hen went broody. Surprisingly, today another hen went broody so I put the eggs on my counter under her but I was wondering if the eggs will still hatch because they had been sat on for a day and a half. Any thoughts or suggestions?
  2. Olivekat07

    Olivekat07 Songster

    Dec 10, 2017
    I believe they will, how long were they out for?
  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Pretty iffy. Depends on the temp on your counter. Once the embryo has started developing, if it's internal egg temp drops too low, it will die.

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