makeshift hatcher needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Happyhenz, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Happyhenz

    Happyhenz Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    Canberra Australia
    ok my duck is sitting on hen eggs due out on the 6th, her own duck egg isnt due till the 16th.
    Im going to take the 3 hen eggs away from her so they dont get squashed when they hatch and so she doesnt leave her own egg behind.
    I need some ideas for a makeshift hatcher for the 3 eggs.[​IMG]
    Any ideas would be greatly appriecated.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Sounds like you need a brooder? You are taking them after they hatch, right? All you will need is a draft free container.....cardboard box...plastic tub...and a heat lamp. They need to be at 95 degrees the first week, then drop temp by 5 degrees a week. Make sure they have room to get away from the heat lamp...if they are panting, holding wings out, they are too hot. A little bowl of medicated crumbles...and a water dish(with marbles so they dont drown) and you have all you need! Good luck with the hatch...and we will want to see pics of course!

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