NEED HELP 1ST TIME HERE....Egg hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by daddydawged_65, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. daddydawged_65

    daddydawged_65 Hatching

    Aug 21, 2010
    :(sorry if i posted wrong place. i need help have a chicken laying on eggs they are hatching but are getting killed by hen mashing question is can i take the eggs and put them in a box with a light over them.they are hatching 1 aday but not making it i have lost 6 so far ..can anyone help me... PLEASE... THANK YOU DADDYDAWGED

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    The humidity has to be right for them to hatch. You might do better to just take the chicks when they hatch and put them in the box with the light. Then when momma is done with the hatching you can give them back to her if you want to. Don't forget to give them water while they are in the box.
  3. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    Maybe check out some of the homemade incubators, maybe you can whip up something real fast. Keep a close eye on that gal till then. I would get a box with light ready, paper towels in the bottom ready for any you save though. You'll need a brooder box.

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