In the Brooder
- Oct 24, 2018
Hello I’m new to this site. Unfortunately this last weekend I lost both of my beloved Cayugas. They were about 6-7 months old. I had a male and female. She had just started laying and laid a total of 10 eggs. I still have 7 of them. After I lost them I immediately took the eggs out of the fridge to try and salvage them. I let them get to room for about a day. I had to put together a “make shift” incubator. I currently have a ten gallon glass aquarium with a heat lamp on the screen top. Currently my temps have ranged from 90-103. My humidity has been about 55-60%. It’s hard to regulate the temps without an actual incubator but I’m doing the best I can. I guess I’m just wondering how viable they may be. I’m sure they are most likely fertile. I figure in the wild the temps must fluctuate quite frequently? Obviously I wasn’t planning on incubating eggs right now so what I have is what I have. Sorry for the long winded post and thanks in advance. I’m just devastated about losing them and hoping for a glimmer of light on this dark situation.