Need Help Quick!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emsdial911, May 21, 2011.

  1. emsdial911

    emsdial911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tonight one of our dogs got loose and into the coop. I had a broody duck and I can't find her. How long can the eggs survive? I have nothing right now and don't want to move the nest incase she comes back. Any help? I am really angry and I don't want to lose the chicks.
     
  2. matlock585

    matlock585 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe you could throw a heating pad (on low or med. ) on the nest till you decide whether or not she's coming back.
     
  3. emsdial911

    emsdial911 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought about that but I'm worried about the temp. I think thats what I'm going to have to do. I have a heat lamp but not sure how to set it up so she can get back in or so it's not too close and too hot.
     
  4. matlock585

    matlock585 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea the heat lamp sounds like it might be more harm than good. Maybe dampen the cover of the heating pad and set to low with some kind of spacers... that way at least you are getting some heat and helping with humidity too.
     

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