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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by t-dawg, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. t-dawg

    t-dawg Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 12, 2008
    hi, this is t-dawg, and i have a few questions for people. Scence i had chickens ALONG TIME AGO(*cough, cough when i was 10, cough,cough*) I have parts to these questions. if you could when you answer, put EX. part 1), part 2), ect. ok

    Q#1) For an incubator, could you use a heating pad(electric)? i don't remember where i heard this, but someone said it works. does it?

    Q#2) I though that if you turn over the egg completely during candling or turning, don't they die?

    Q#3) After the eggs hatch, do they need to stay in there 'bator? If they do, how long.
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    First let me say [​IMG]

    1. I have never tried the heating pad thing so I can't say how it would work.

    2. No they don't die. Eggs have to be turned 1/4 of a turn at least 3 times per day. I do 5. Mother birds are always turning the eggs in the nest to kept the embryo from sticking to the side.

    3. The chicks should be left in the bator until they are completely dry. Then move them to a brooder. Good luck [​IMG]

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