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Babies hatched in the Double Boiler

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jimnjay, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I found myself in a jam the other night with a huge storm raging and chicks hatching during a power outage. I left them alone for 1 1/2 hours but then decided it was getting way to cold inside the incubator. I could think of nothing else I could use with candles so I rigged up a little hatcher for the 5 eggs I had hatching. One chick was out already and two had good sized pips. The other two turned out to be quitters.

    These are the chicks

    This is the hatcher

  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    This is totally awesome.

    Go you!
  3. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Humboldt County, CA
    Hey, whatever works! [​IMG]
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    My husband would FREAK if I done that! LOL! Good job!
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Very ingenious! I say a big [​IMG] is in order!
  6. Featherland

    Featherland Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    Great fix! Adorable chicks. What kind are they?
  7. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    So their names will be the candle flavors then....Cinnamon, apple and lavender [​IMG]

    Great job! Ingenious! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Im loving it!! You go girl!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2009
  9. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Lady, you never cease to amaze me....


    Okay, if we ever get stuck in the same situation, how did you provide the humidity?

    You know how some threads just stick in your mind.....I'll be thinking about this one all day. [​IMG]

    Congratulations on a job well done.

  10. I would have said "No wayyyyyy!" but then someone has hatched eggs in their bra, so nothing surprises me anymore! LOL

    That was rather quick thinking on your part! I probably would have never thought of something like that.

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