4 eggs still viable on day 19, Broody quit ~ What to do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Staceybullock, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Staceybullock

    Staceybullock In the Brooder

    I water candled them and they are still kickin! but I don't have an incubator, and my broody hatched two a few days back and is abandoning these eggs! Someone tell me what I can do - I read a string about incubating in my bra ~ 4 eggs ~ I don't think so ~ any other ideas? HELP!
  2. Staceybullock

    Staceybullock In the Brooder

    A chicken keeper at the hardware store recommended just placing the unhatched eggs in a bucket ~ with a little hay, in a warm spot (Here in Texas we're pushing 100 during the day) ~ cover them with hay at night to insulate them a bit, but she believes if they are viable now - they should hatch this way...our humidity right now is around 70%. I went with the intention of building a homemade incubator, but having never incubated eggs at all - I didn't feel very confident, where she felt pretty confident that this would work.

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