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Incubating chicks WITHOUT shells!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SunnySideUpGUAM, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone seen the videos or heard of incubating chicks without their shells? I saw a video on FB from a Japanese class where the students incubated chicks in a lil cup without eggshells and they were able to see the development every step of the way. It was really cool. I was thinking that probably makes it unnecessary to turn the eggs and possibly easier to manage humidity too. Watch think BYC?
     
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i have seen that video. It fascinated me but also kinda grossed me out.... I thought the same thing... u would probably not have to turn them and it would make it a whole lot easier to know which are fertile and which are not
     
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  3. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup i wonder if anyone has used this method to incubate more than just a few. i mean it seems easier already without turning or candling eggs. and for those of us who want to make our own incubators, it would mean less designing as far as turners. and no messing with settings after candling
     
  4. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey can someone give me a link to the video?
     
  5. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here you go its spoken in Japanese with english subtitles.
     
  6. lpyrbby

    lpyrbby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Someone in one of my FB groups successfully did it but I can't for the life of me remember which one and the problems she had. I think out of 5 or 6 eggs, only one made it through the full term.
     
  7. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, that was amazingly weird. Did you see the heartbeat?
     
  8. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you get a chance please ask her if its worth trying this method for a large amount of eggs or just going with a cabinet incubator with egg turners?
     
  9. SunnySideUpGUAM

    SunnySideUpGUAM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup saw it. Im hoping to try it out for fun!
     
  10. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Be sure to post about it if you do, I'm very interested :)
     

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