Broody Hen's Breast Temperature?- Urgent

ClareScifi

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What is the temperature of a brooding hen's breast? I'm trying to hatch an egg she abandoned inside.
 

ClareScifi

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Thanks, Kelsie. I'm trying to help an abandoned egg hatch. There is a hole with the beak coming out but it hasn't zipped all around yet. I have the egg in a box with a heat lamp and I'm trying to keep the temperature regulated. Would there be anywhere I could buy an incubator in a store at this late hour? Does Walmart sell them?
 

Kelsie2290

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Hope somebody else chimes in with some ideas here. Some Walmarts do carry incubators in the pet section, have seen Hovabators, they run around $80-100. You need to get the humidity high if it has pipped, so putting it in a plastic or glass bowl might be better or the box in a plastic bag, humidity is going to be really important right now. Here is a thread where somebody hatched an egg using a glass bowl and a desk lamp maybe you can do something similar? https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750468/new-australian-hatching-mystery-egg-at-home Check out this really nice article on Hatching eggs, if it has dried out you may have to assist the hatch to give it a chance. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
 
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