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Eggs got cold

i have a bantam sitting on some eggs for 4 days but found her in the wrong nest box this morning. She was in the correct one last night & unfortunately the eggs were cold this morn.
Anyone got any opinions on this? Should I put new eggs under her?

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Them eggs will be fine aslong as they were not cold for more than 24 hours.

Friday, May 4th, 2018

No at most just overnight.

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Maybe you would let us know how the hatch went , have often seen this question on various forums and never find out how it turns out. Best of luck

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

I've often had eggs where something similar has happened and it's always turned out fine for me!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Thanks for the help.
Unfortunately ii have found out why she was off them!
She was being put off them by a bully hen & on her second attempt broke 3 eggs so I have re set her with fresh eggs.

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Put her in a seperate broody box when she,s sitting tight,make sure bedding and hen are treated with louse powder.
Lice or mites will prey on broodies who are sitting tight and can drain them very quickly.
Feed just feed wheat so she won,t foul the eggs with messy droppings. good luck.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Good advice from Nama man only thing I can add is have a bag of chick crumb ready and donít forget and leave it until they are hatched.a small drinker aswell that they can drink out of but not climb in

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Thanks for the tips!
Very much appreciated

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

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