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Can you really hatch eggs under a heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ging3rhoffman, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. ging3rhoffman

    ging3rhoffman Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    My husband claims that you can take the fertile eggs and put them under a regular heat lamp and they will hatch! I think he is off his rocker...is he?[​IMG]

  2. There is a thread right now about women hatching eggs in their bras, so if that would work, why not a heat lamp?!

    I have heard of people using toaster ovens and skillets too!
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I suppose it could be done, but the humidity would be difficult to regulate.
  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    I have a Canada Goose that some one hatched using a desk lamp . I dont know if its such a good idea as the goose now had angle wing and its bottom beak is a little longer than the top but hes fine and healthy
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I've heard of it being done before, but I don't think it would be easy and has a lot of potential for error. As long as you kept the temps and humidity where it needed to be - it should work!
  6. PQ

    PQ Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    Platina, Ca.
    We tried this at my daughters school we put the eggs in a fish tank with a heat lamp and a container of water covered it (making sure the cover didnt touch the lamp) They hatched but we only got a few to hatch.
    Hang on I'll find the pictures.
    Ahh, said I would find these pictures sorry it took so long....
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  7. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    It is like many many things in life Possible but not likely. Many variables. If ambient room temps were very consistent and you had some humidity in the room it could happen.

  8. I wonder if you could incubate them regularly then on day 18 move them to the hatcher under a heatlamp with the humidity in a tub or tank just right...
  9. syed

    syed Hatching

    Mar 31, 2012
    hi , i have an exchequer leghorn who recently laid about 12 eggs , shes been naughty with a buff orpington cock for a few weeks. the problem was that she only sat on the eggs at night and wondered off during day time when i let her out , so i thought of an idea! during day time i take the eggs and put them under a heat light (60w) and at night put them back an she sits on them again . i candled the eggs and saw the developed veins and a little beating heart in eight out of 12. i think it is working! i think i am just helping her a little bit as its her first time, its day six now, fingers crossed ,lets see what happens!
  10. Nomibear

    Nomibear Songster

    May 23, 2012
    Pleasanton Tx
    My Coop
    Syed, I would love to see your updated on these clutch!

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