Incubating in my bra: An experiment.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MargaretYakoda, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. MargaretYakoda

    MargaretYakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to get these questions out of the way: Yes. I'm weird. And well-endowed.

    OK so, on a whim I put two eggs in my bra early in the morning on December 16, 2013. I kept them there for 18 hours before taking one out to check if it was fertilized. See.. we're new-ish to this chicken keeping thing, and I wanted to know if our Roo, Bob, was fully loaded or if he was shooting blanks. When I cracked the egg Monday night there was an obvious bulls-eye. Then I was struck with the idea that the second egg was also probably fertile, and if I put it on the skep it would stop developing. Oddly, this thought does not normally occur to me when I gather the eggs, but this one had already been tucked next to my chest for hours and it seemed different somehow.

    I remembered something about pioneer women hatching eggs in their corsets when times were harsh, so I thought maybe it could work. At the very least it will give me experience candling. And, of course, I checked BYC to see if I was the only oddball to try this, and I have found one thread, which mentions Chinese women hatching rare breeds in their cleavage. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1825/egg-in-bra-moving-but-its-day-24/10

    One question on that thread concerned how the physics of holding an egg in a bra works when you're sleeping or just going about your normal day. Well, I am wearing an Enell sports bra. That bra has a LOT of support without squishing my boobs totally flat. I don't normally sleep in it, but have done so for the past two nights with no obvious ill effect on the egg. I place the egg either under or between my boobs and they shift around it and act like an extra protective layer. I am able to sleep quite well and barely even notice the egg. I do shift in my sleep, and I imagine that takes care of turning it while I'm sleeping. If I turn, so does the egg, right? During the day the egg occasionally feels a little itchy, and I use that as a hint it's time to shift it. I try to remember to shift it at least once an hour. At night I am sleeping on top of an electric blanket set to medium, and during the day I wear a sweater, with a hoodie sweat shirt over that to minimize drafts.

    At this point the egg has been in my bra for 58 hours. I intend to update here often. I am even considering keeping at this experiment until it succeeds. I mentioned I was weird, right?
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Well, everyone needs a project. [​IMG] Good luck.
     
  3. bluejeans

    bluejeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beats a little under a hundred pound woman sitting on the chickens eggs .. [​IMG]
     
  4. cosmic chicken

    cosmic chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I had been thinking of doing the same thing, lol! Unfortunately, i am not well endowed, but maybe a padded bra? Please keep posting!
     
  5. bluejeans

    bluejeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yes you are .. Any fella worth his salt knows it .
     
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    [​IMG]Alright I think this beats my youngest boy breastfeeding till
    the age of five but as is life .......
    I think I'll watch this one close [​IMG]


    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  7. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking forward to hearing how this turns out [​IMG]
     
  8. daoustaj

    daoustaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cant wait, hope it hatches!
     
  9. GeorgRodway

    GeorgRodway Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is awesome xxx
     
  10. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh keep us updated, I hope you can keep it up the whole time! I have only seen people start them like that then they give up, don't give up! Keep us updated!

    Good luck!
     

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