Help!! Mama hen setting 12 eggs just killed by a raccoon- West Linn, Portland, OR

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kadra, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Kadra

    Kadra Out Of The Brooder

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    Emergency incubator needed- minutes ago, we just lost our mama hen who was setting 12 eggs. Have a heat lamp on them now but I've never done this before. Help?? West Linn (Portland) area... Will come pick up...
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw your post on homesteaders...Wish I could help, I have an incubator but I am in the eugene area I also read there where someone had a broody hen that just lost all their eggs, i think that would be your best bet if the momma is still broody
     
  3. Kadra

    Kadra Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, AmericanMom. I'll see if my DIY incubator works.
     
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may be suprised, seems lots of folks are able to do that..
    Good Luck!!
     
  5. ChickieMomma 02

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    My husband made me a DIY incubator out of a styrofoam cooler from Walmart. I started out with 6 eggs, only 5 ended up being fertile. Another ended up being a quitter. So, out of the 6 I have have 4 set to hatch on Tuesday. I say go for the DIY, don't think you'll be disappointed! =)
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  6. Kadra

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    Thanks for the well wishes and good luck to you, too!
     

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