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ryan ryan is offline
Posted 7th May 2008, 03:28 PM
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today the same pair mated after the mother had not been on the egg for at least 7 hours after a while after mating she went back on the eggs. the eggs were unincubated for at least 7 hours. are they still good? they are 3 days away from hatching. the male is still not sitting.
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Posted 7th May 2008, 04:37 PM
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today the same pair mated after the mother had not been on the egg for at least 7 hours after a while after mating she went back on the eggs. the eggs were unincubated for at least 7 hours. are they still good? they are 3 days away from hatching. the male is still not sitting.
How cold was it? Someone posted not too long ago about eggs being viable after a week if they were refridgerated when they were not being incubated. I thought this was a pretty amazing discovery.

In ambient air temperatures, they will not last nearly as long but a few hours might be OK.

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Posted 7th May 2008, 05:16 PM
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wow. well i live in the tropics and its pretty warm probably a little less than 30 degrees celcius. i am going to candle the eggs now and see if i see movement.
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Posted 8th May 2008, 07:41 AM
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i think they are still alive but she is not sitting on the eggs today again i think she is fed up with doing the cock's shift so no one is doing it will the eggs last like this until they hatch like saturday and when they hatch do they still do nest duty? will she still not do the cock's shift?
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Posted 8th May 2008, 07:47 AM
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Not only do the eggs need heat, they also need moisture. A light misting of warm water might help while she is not sitting. At least this is necessary for other types of eggs such as those in incubators. Otherwise the chick will stick to the inside of the shell.
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Posted 8th May 2008, 08:04 AM
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so spray them every now and again with warm water?
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Posted 8th May 2008, 09:30 AM
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Yep, chicken people do it several times a day.
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