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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickbea, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Scientists are using a new "spy egg" in nests of endangered birds. When they remove the egg for hand rearing, they replace it with this spy egg, which records the exact humidity, temperature, and position of the egg. That way they can simulate exactly what the momma bird is doing and increase hatch success. It's cool - I want one!
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    That would be neat! Cause I have a hard time with figuring out why we keep bator temps at a steady temp. when in reality, a hen gets up off the nest to eat, drink and what-ever! You know the egg temp. has to decress at some point. We may no longer have egg turners, we may have an "egg roller" when they finish with their research! LOL
  3. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    That's very interesting. I'd love to have one of those! That'd be so cool. That's neat how they're doing this stuff.

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