incubating Delewares, not going to be home on hatch day. Is this a huge problem?


In the Brooder
9 Years
May 22, 2010
I realize that staying home is one of the harsh realities of animal husbandry, but my dtrs will be in the area, not in my town, and they would like me to meet them for a rafting trip. I see them only a few times a year. My Delewares, first try, are due to hatch out that day. Would they be safe in the incubator? It is a simple non turning, still air styrofoam base model. My first intuition is that they would not be ok. Their is metal mesh on the bottom, and Im afraid of the heat hurting any hatchlings. What do you think? I really don't know anyone around here to hang out and take them out into the brooder.


11 Years
Oct 31, 2008
Being away all day might be the best thing for you. You won't be hovering and wanting to interfere with a natural event. They might be a little late and you would be missing your girls and still not have chicks.
I vote go.... and the chicks will be fine.

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