Hatching Eggs With Heating Pad

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chloe77, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DAY 1

    I have the two eggs in the heating pad. They're warm, but not too warm. They have wet paper towels wrapped around them, to keep the humidity. Temp is on low.

    I've tried candling, but of course I can't see a thing. One egg looks like it has lots of pores, so I'm a bit worried about that.

    And they're off!
     
  3. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 2

    I might just be imagining it, but I swear I see veins in one of the eggs!!!

    And I'm going to give both the eggs to a hen right before they hatch. As it is, none of my hens will brood on them now. Not a broody breed, I guess. Makes me want a Silkie!
     
  4. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice birds, are they Barred Rock?
     
  5. SleepyOwl

    SleepyOwl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they don't go broody by the time the eggs are ready to hatch, they will not accept them as their own. You will have to be mommy to them.
     
  6. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I know. I'm a bit worried about that.
     
  8. SleepyOwl

    SleepyOwl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you do manage to hatch them out, you can use the heating pad to brood them. Just make sure you have something on top of it, like a towel, and keep an ey temp on top to make sure it is near where it is supposed to be for their age.
     
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  9. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for giving me that tip. Will do!
     
  10. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see any veins yet? I have been trying to get the temps in my incubator to stabilize..keeps ranging anywhere from 80 to 120 [​IMG] It's been doing that for about 3 days. I read that someone on here put a towel lengthwise around their incubator so I tried that, nothing worked. Hopefully when I get home tonight the temp will be close to 102.
     

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