Hatching with no incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cobygol, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. cobygol

    cobygol Just Hatched

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    I woke up this morning to sadly see that all my chickens got killed and I had a hen that has been sitting on some eggs for about a week now and there was one egg left I have it under a heat lamp right now can someone tell me what I need to do to hatch it? Should I put it in a bowl of water under the lamp? It’s currently in a basket with some shavings under the lamp. Please help
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Flock Master Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry - how awful for you! :hugsDo you know how far off the egg is from hatching? Have you candled it to see how it's looking? I've hatched Button quail under a heat lamp as their mother abandoned them when they were pipping, but they were pretty quick about it. You will need to keep the humidity high - could you put it in a sieve or similar over a bowl of water? It's the surface area that increases the humidity rather than volume of the container. You may need to mostly cover it with a damp cloth but measure the temperature by the egg to make sure it's not dropping the temperature too much. Hopefully some other clever people will have more ideas.
     
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  3. cobygol

    cobygol Just Hatched

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    I candled it and I could tell there was something in it. I had to go somewhere so I put it in a small bowl of water just to be safe. When I get home I think I will put it in the basket with a damp cloth over it thanks
     

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