eggs under heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kayla104, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. kayla104

    kayla104 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I have a broody hen who seems to be unbrooding. Every night I am having to force her back on her eggs. She goes to go to bed with other hens and her feathers aren't all puffy no more.. When I get up she runs right off the eggs and stays off all day now. She has 9 eggs she has been sitting on for about 16 days. Could I put them under a heat lamp( I have the red one with reflector from tractor supply) in the house? I have candled them and they are still viable.
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have no way to realistically control the temp under a heat lamp, plus you have infrared heat concerns that could cook the surface of the egg even if the air temp around them is 99.5°... You could try as a last resort though...
     
  3. kayla104

    kayla104 Out Of The Brooder

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    maybe just use a desk lamp then? with maybe 40 watt bulb. I hate to see the babies die.
     

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