how to move eggs from one house to another?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Songster

    Jun 21, 2011
    I am leaving this cruddy excuse for a house called my inlaws - I am being made to get rid of all of my birds because it got down to 20* lastnight and Im sick of losing birds to the cold so I brought them into the basement, well that just created a big mess and they are saying my birds are dying due to lack of food.. yeah thats why I just had a Serama die and had food in the cage.

    Anyways I have 40 some eggs in the last 3 days of incubation, How do I move them from one house to another that is 20min. away?


  2. Quote:Have a warm car waiting to put the incubator in. You should not have a problem.[​IMG]
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    try using a some sort of heat lamp for the others and if you keep losing them then i would suspect something else going on with them. have you done neocropsy on some that you have lost? just a thought as temp might not be the issue but it could be.

    have your car nice and warm and you could even heat up a blanket or towel in the dryer and toss it over the incubator for the trip outside from house to car and then car to house to try and keep them warm.

    how are you going to keep them from rolling around? i would use egg cartons or the auto turner for that
  4. debs_flock

    debs_flock Crowing

    Sep 14, 2011
    Shingle Springs, CA
    I would have the destination house warmed up and ready for occupany. Have your car warmed up and ready to go. At the last moment, unplug the incubator, without jostling it too much, wrap it in several layers of blanket to retain the heat, put it directly in the warm car, drive directly to the new house, bring it in, plug it in and cross your fingers.

    I hope your new home is better for everyone involved (including your in-laws).

    If your birds were protected from wind and rain, I wouldn't think the cold would have killed them. I hope you find whatever is causing the losses.

    Good luck.


  5. BHep

    BHep Crowing

    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC
    You will be fine... remember the hen does leave her eggs from time to time. Wrap the incubator in a blanket. The internal temp of the egg won't fall that drastically in 20 mins or so. Good Luck !
  6. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Songster

    Jun 21, 2011
    The only birds im losing are Silkied Serama. the Smooth feathered Serama can retain heat better then Silkied or Frizzle.
    I'd use a heat lamp if I was allowed to but im not allowed to use a heat lamp either. They just dont want me having the Serama because they dont lay eggs worth eatting. they have no problems with my Jersey Giants. I've lost 4 Silkied Serama boys in about 2 weeks because of the cold and the wind.. even covered up it didnt help any..

    Thank you for everyone who replied, I'll probably sit them in egg cartons a couple of hours before leaving and then wrap a blanket around the bator an go straight to the car. this will give me a good chance to candle an see whats developing though

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