Need advise asap abandoned hatching eggs

comitdust

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My broody hen was sitting on four eggs. One hatched the other died at pipping stage and I realized that the hen isn't staying on the eggs. I have two fixing to hatch both are pipping but the membrane was dried up. I don't have a incubator so I rushed the eggs in wrapped them in a damp warm towl and put a heating lamp over that. Is this good enough?
 

Lozuufy

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As long as the temp is not above 101 it is good, a tiny bit cooler then the right temp (about 99.5 degrees) is better then hotter.
 

Lozuufy

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OK that sounds fine then, I hardly ever use a hygrometer, as long as it doesn't seem too dry or moist it should be good. The temp is the most important thing in my opinion.

Good luck, I hope the chicks hatch OK!
 
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Lozuufy

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Sorry one died.

It's always good to have a bator, just be careful cause hatching is quite addictive
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Lozuufy

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LOL. I wish I could hatch some eggs right now, but I have to wait til spring to hatch some fuzzy chickies. I do have a pigeon egg in the bator
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but that doesn't count... cause I'm putting it out under a foster pair to raise as soon as they get broody.
 

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