I need to relocate my incubator!

Fullm00n

Hatching
May 12, 2015
5
1
9
Advise please. I have been incubating 24 chicken eggs for 3 days now and have to relocate the incubator. The eggs are resting in an automatic egg turner. The incubator will have to be unplugged for 5-10 minutes. What are the chances of a successful hatch? How much jostling can the embryos/developing chicks take?
 

Fullm00n

Hatching
May 12, 2015
5
1
9
no, unfortunately. they will also need a car ride. I have an inverter to plug into the car for electricity to the incubator during transportation. I just worry about the bumps!
 

lazy gardener

Crossing the Road
7 Years
Nov 7, 2012
27,615
27,000
917
CENTRAL MAINE zone 4B
Your heat is not going to be an issue. It's the bumps that may be a problem. Any chance you can wait till they are a bit older? Then, if you could cradle them well in padded egg cartons, they would take the bumps better than they would in the egg turner (IMO). I know that some teachers successfully incubate and transport the bator to/from school every weekend, so it can be done. I've just never had any experience with it. If anyone has done so, please weigh in here!!
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom