Need advise asap abandoned hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by comitdust, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. comitdust

    comitdust Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Do you have a thermometer? the temp needs to be 99 - 100 degrees Fahrenheit
     
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    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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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.
     
  4. comitdust

    comitdust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I do I just don't have a thingy to read humidity. I have a humidifier in there with it in a closed bathroom
     
  5. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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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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  6. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    How are they doing?
     
  7. comitdust

    comitdust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both hatched but one died the next day. I was given a incubator so now I have a back up if this happens again
     
  8. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Sorry one died.

    It's always good to have a bator, just be careful cause hatching is quite addictive [​IMG]
     
  9. comitdust

    comitdust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I know. ...i have seven eggs in the bator now lol
     
  10. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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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 [​IMG] 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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