Emergency Brooder

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by springchicken10, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. springchicken10

    springchicken10 In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2013
    Hi, I posted this somewhere else on BYC but thought I'd do so here too. I have a hen who jumped out of her nest when 5 out of 8 eggs hatched. The babies jumped out too and all are doing great. But she has abandoned the others in the nest. I candled and two look alive. I put them in a dish. I heated water to about 95 degrees under the dish and under lots of amluminum foil (to keep them out of the water level). I am watching them. Do you think they have any chance of hatching? They should need no more than 2 mored days. Thanks!
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    95 will not be warm enough.

    A aussie girl hatched a duck using two glass pyrex dishes, a desk lamp and a thermometer.

    You could try that.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  3. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chirping

    Aug 21, 2013
    well if you got an electric blanket I once put my electric blanket on highest temp wrapped the eggs in a wooly jumper with only a layer between electric blanket and jumper and hatch all 6 of the eggs so why don't you try that GOOD LUCK

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