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eggs under heat lamp?

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Hello I have a broody hen who seems to be unbrooding. Every night I am having to force her back on her eggs. She goes to go to bed with other hens and her feathers aren't all puffy no more.. When I get up she runs right off the eggs and stays off all day now. She has 9 eggs she has been sitting on for about 16 days. Could I put them under a heat lamp( I have the red one with reflector from tractor supply) in the house? I have candled them and they are still viable.

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You have no way to realistically control the temp under a heat lamp, plus you have infrared heat concerns that could cook the surface of the egg even if the air temp around them is 99.5°... You could try as a last resort though...
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maybe just use a desk lamp then? with maybe 40 watt bulb. I hate to see the babies die.

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