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Need some advice

Discussion in 'Quail' started by deadsilenced, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. deadsilenced

    deadsilenced New Egg

    Jul 11, 2009
    My button decided to incubate a plethora of eggs... She also is incubating them in a large cage shared with 3 coturnix. My boyfriend's house (where they live) will soon be inaccessible and I believe the babies will hatch while he's gone (thanksgiving trip). Is there anyway I could manage to transfer the eggs to my home without killing them? The eggs should hatch very soon, at least I believe very soon and I do have an incubator, but no car charger for it. We were gone for a week and we found out that she was incubating eggs, and I'd hate to see anything bad happening to the lil' chicks.
    - Lisa
  2. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    so the Question is:
    Do you want to move just her eggs to your house/incubator?

    or both her and the eggs?

    how long to get from his place to yours?

    couldn't he leave you a key?
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Yeah...why not leave you a key?

    If that isn't possible and you want to take just the eggs, you can get those little hand warmer packs in the sporting good section of your local super store. They are only a couple of dollars. I used them in the past when buying ducklings to keep them warm until I could get them home and in the brooder.
  4. deadsilenced

    deadsilenced New Egg

    Jul 11, 2009
    Thanks, I'll try that.
  5. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2009
    If the incubator you want to transfer the eggs to is not that far away, the embryos should not suffer any damage if you keep them warm (at least room temperature). How far will you be transporting them?
  6. deadsilenced

    deadsilenced New Egg

    Jul 11, 2009
    We live about a block apart. It's under a 5 min drive.

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