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post #11 of 18

here she is getting ready for the night, she gets angry when i get too close to the eggs 

post #12 of 18

If that is true I could heat them on my patio as well...this is one of the hottest and most humid summers I can remember. 90-100 everyday for 3 weeks straight! hmm.png

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post #13 of 18

Many folks are using the "dry hatch" method.  So, if you can regulate the temp close to 99.5.  You have an excellent chance of hatching at least a portion of your eggs.  It would be very easy to have a cheap thermostat turn on and shut off the heat lamp.  The problem with the patio idea is if temperature gets too high, they die. 

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Married 40 years. Great wife, 4 sons, 12 grandchildren! 

 

2 Welsummers, 2 Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons, 3 Birchen Marans, 3 Blue Copper Marans, 3 Golden Cuckoo Marans and a pair of Blue Orpingtons. 

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post #14 of 18

Yes you can hatch eggs using a heat lamp,

 

7 years ago I decided I wanted chickens of my own after I built a chicken coop. I took 1 doz of store bought eggs, I put straw in a laundry basket,  hitched up the heat lamp on top of the laundry basket, I then put in a 60 watt bulb in the heat lamp, I took all the eggs, marked an x on one side of the egg with a black magic marker, I then put the eggs in the laundry basket , keeping the laundry  basket away from heat, sun, away from drafty places and I put it on the table away from my dogs and cat that I had at the time,  I left the lamp on 24/7 thus turning the eggs every day.

 

24 days later I heard peeps coming from the laundry basket. I had baby chicks coming out of the egg shells I was so happy, and come this spring since I have a new farm, I will be doing the same thing to hatch my own chicks and nurse them to grow and in four months they will start to be layers.

 

I didn't loose one egg and non of them  spoiled. lol.png

post #15 of 18

Yes you can hatch eggs using a heat lamp,

 

7 years ago I decided I wanted chickens of my own after I built a chicken coop. I took 1 doz of store bought eggs, I put straw in a laundry basket,  hitched up the heat lamp on top of the laundry basket, I then put in a 60 watt bulb in the heat lamp, I took all the eggs, marked an x on one side of the egg with a black magic marker, I then put the eggs in the laundry basket , keeping the laundry  basket away from heat, sun, away from drafty places and I put it on the table away from my dogs and cat that I had at the time,  I left the lamp on 24/7 thus turning the eggs every day.

 

24 days later I heard peeps coming from the laundry basket. I had baby chicks coming out of the egg shells I was so happy, and come this spring since I have a new farm, I will be doing the same thing to hatch my own chicks and nurse them to grow and in four months they will start to be layers.

 

I didn't loose one egg and non of them  spoiled. lol.png

post #16 of 18

Wyoming wonder, How high above the laundry basket did you hang the lamp? I want to try hatching some eggs, too, but none of my chickens are broody. The 60 watt bulb you used, was it just a regular old household bulb?
 

post #17 of 18

I didn’t measure how high it was I used a rectangle wash basket back then.  I filled the basket 1/4 to half full with hay though I do remember this. But the eggs didn’t get hot, I used an old heat lamp that you would use on an animal and 65 or 75 or may of been 100 watts i cant remember now its been, gosh that was so many years ago.

 

I didn’t cover the top of the wash basket either but I did have it in a very warm corner away from drafts. I also hatched them in summer time so no air would get through the double paine glass doors which helped in the incubation process. I did however cover the back side with a towel so to help hold in the heat. 

 

These were store bought eggs I had hatched also. 


Edited by wyoming wonder - 2/4/14 at 2:22am
post #18 of 18

I hatched 5 eggs(duck) with a homemade incubator,so yes,it can be done,just need to add the correct humidity ect..worked for me,in fact I am doing it again with silkie eggs in 1 week :)


Edited by Billy-jean - 2/4/14 at 4:35am

You only live once,,but if you work it right, once is enough

~Family of : 6 silkie hens( 1 being a rooster) 7 ducks (1 pekin,1 rouen ,1 swedish black,4 silver call ducks), 2 African pygmy goats,2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 rabbits, 1 crested gecko,2 mice, a herman's tortoise, 3 human children and 1 amazing husband who puts up with it all!~

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You only live once,,but if you work it right, once is enough

~Family of : 6 silkie hens( 1 being a rooster) 7 ducks (1 pekin,1 rouen ,1 swedish black,4 silver call ducks), 2 African pygmy goats,2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 rabbits, 1 crested gecko,2 mice, a herman's tortoise, 3 human children and 1 amazing husband who puts up with it all!~

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