In the Brooder
- May 6, 2015
I have a mallard duck egg I've been incubating. It's been going pretty well, but now on its 25th day I realize I'll have to travel (by car) around 2 hours away to stay the weekend for a family reunion. I had completely forgot about it until today. I'll be leaving on its day 25 and coming back on its day 27. It's supposed to hatch day 28. I don't think I'll be able to find anyone who knows enough about incubating an egg to hatch it also (but Nawt as important)I want it to imprint on me since I'll be the one caring for it. So I planned on taking it with me. For the ride there I was going to use a homemade rice bag heat pad and wrap the egg in a paper towel. Then when I get thee I would set up a temporary brooder (a plastic tub) with either an actual heat pad or a heat lamp. But I'm Nawt sure what to do for the ride home because it should have internally pipped by then and I don't know how to go about taking it back. Any suggestions?