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Hatch an egg in a hurry

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Buckles, May 20, 2011.

  1. Buckles

    Buckles In the Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    Yorkshire, England
    I am currently in possession of a fertile chicken egg and would like to try to hatch it rather than eat it. I can't afford an incubator after buying a car last week - the last of my spare money is going on insurance - so I need a solution that won't cost me anything, if that's possible. If that's not possible then I suppose the egg will just have to be eaten; but not by me, because after spending the day cradling new-born chicks in my hands I can do nothing but picture the little life that this egg could turn in to.

    In case you're thinking I'm barmy, I do realise that successfully hatching a single egg is a seriously long shot.

  2. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    In a coop
    Forget it if you don't want to spend money on electricity bills but the temperature needs to be at 100 and put a sponge near it. It takes 21 days or a chick to hatch. You might want to do some research. Good luck!
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    In theory you can build an incubator for very little money--all depends on the items you already have. Plenty of info here on BYC to build one quickly. Can you borrow one perhaps? GL and:welcome
  4. Buckles

    Buckles In the Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    Yorkshire, England
    It doesn't matter now. I've decided that me and my bf are going to eat it along with our tea tonight, to see what a really farm-fresh free range egg tastes like. I wasn't being entirely rational last night - after having a contract fall through on us for a house where we had planned to raise chickens I put all my hope into that little egg, thinking raising a chick would make up for the run of bad luck I've been having. After sleeping on it, I've realised I wasn't being terribly realistic. I'll eat this egg and look forward to hatching out some of my own in the future.

    Thanks for the help anyway, guys.

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