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Candling and Incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MonkeyZero, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hi

    I have a broody hen. She has been mated with by a wild rooster more than 3 times. So, today, I was looking for her. She was under the coop with 2 eggs. one egg was kinda cold, the other warm, since it still had "Bloom" on it. So I was wondering how you tell if the eggs are fertile? She wouldnt get off the eggs, so I picked her up and took them. YEs she bit me. If they are fertile I will need a bator for them to hatch. Can you give me directions on how to make a homemade bator WITHOUT USING ANY TYPE OF ELECTRICITY? I HAVE TO GET A THERMOMETER. nO ELECTRICITY, CAUSE MY PARENT DONT WANT THE ELECTRICITY BILL TO SKY ROCKET(OUR BILL IS ALREADY $300, THEY DONT NEED MORE. SO please help me out.

    THanks
    Sindoora
     
  2. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Ok the mods can delete the other post cause i hit the post button twice. Sorry.
     
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  3. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Well if you can't use ELECTRICITY. You can let the hen sit on it. It might be better for hatch rate. I'm not sure what else you can use.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2008
  4. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I have heard someone say when they were little, this is how theyd hatch eggs without electricity



    Needed:
    1 gallon Plastic Ice cream container
    1 smaller container to fit inside.
    Water Fertile Eggs

    First place the small container into the larger one

    fill the water up 1 inch below the rim of the small cup

    put in the eggs

    put lid onto larger container

    Make 10 holes for some oxygen

    make sure the water is very hot(not boiling)

    then when the water gets cool, change it.

    Do you think this will work.
    IDK where I read it , but I think this is how they did it

    IDK about the hatch rate though
     
  5. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    you gotta change water over and over.. i dont think its gonna work either temp has to be around 99.5 degrees. you can try it and hope for sucess
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    How much humididty? What does it have to do with a solid shell?
     
  7. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would try to get the hen to settle back down on a nest then slipp these back under her. To do this you would have to be home 24/7 and after 21 days it would get vary old.
     
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    It gets VERY cold here, I have them huddle up and sleep. We arent home 24/7
     
  9. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    How do you candle them? I think i did it right.
    I saw an air cell near the egg bottom. I dont know what a fertile egg should look like. Any pics, or links
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Egg shells are porus, they do breathe and absorb moisture through the shell.

    If you can't use electricity and you have a broody hen, just let her hatch the eggs.
     

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