Backup plan successful!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pedoodle, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. pedoodle

    pedoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    The broody hen hatched 4 of 6 eggs on day 21. Yesterday morning, of day 24, she abandoned the remaining 2. I placed them in the homemade incubator. Last evening one hatched so I snook it into her nest last night. This morning the 6th egg pipped! Broody hen with backup incubator about to produce a 100% hatch!
     
  2. pedoodle

    pedoodle Out Of The Brooder

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  3. pedoodle

    pedoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    I fired up the inverter this morning. The coop is officially solar powered! LOL
     
  4. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had to make a crappy incubator for 15 eggs my broody ditched on the 20th day. Hope it works.
     
  5. pedoodle

    pedoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! You have the inscentive to create one in a pinch. I'm banking on the motherly monitoring you provide for the next few days! Patience is painless and it may take longer for the eggs to hatch, so .... practice patience! [​IMG]
    Please let me know how it all turns out! My first monitoring experience turned out bad when I jumped the gun at day 25.
     
  6. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh - oh - oh!! Where did you get the little egg stand?
     
  7. pedoodle

    pedoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    At one of the local feed stores. It's designed for a commercial incubator so I had to clip part of the bottoms so they would stand upright. 49 cents a piece.
     
  8. Sylviaanne

    Sylviaanne Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you remember what they were called and what size of commercial incubator they were for?

    They look like little dryers for when you color Easter eggs. LOL
     
  9. pedoodle

    pedoodle Out Of The Brooder

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    They're called incubator egg cups and I don't recall the incubator model. They were only 49 cents which is cheaper than anything I've seen online! The incubator is home made, has a plexiglass viewing wind, and easily holds 2 dozen.
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  10. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    Hi my still air Little Giant's egg turner uses those egg cups. You have to snap them in on the turner rails.
     

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