Has mom abandoned nest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bonnierae, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. bonnierae

    bonnierae New Egg

    Jul 7, 2015
    So my runner has been brooding for quite some time, and yesterday 5 eggs externally pipped and she hasnt been on the nest since. Should i intervene? I dont have an incubator but i do have a heat lamp and a styrofoam cooler and a humidity reading thermometer as well as the next 24 hours free. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. Id hate to lose 5 little dudes because of the mom losing interest
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    I would try to fix the cooler and heat source up so you can hatch them out. If they have pipped you might as well try it. put a dish of water in there to create humidity. Good luck
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016

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