Seriously? They hatched in THAT??? Update, another PIC

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GJ_Kate, May 2, 2011.

  1. GJ_Kate

    GJ_Kate Songster

    Feb 27, 2011
    Grand Junction
    Why is it that I have been having incubator temp issues so my hatch percentage has fallen through the floor, YET my parents (in their 80s) can hatch a birds nest in the engine compartment of their Trailblazer!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] They drive it into town about every other day and those little suckers are alive and well!!!!!! [​IMG] Yet I just culled a BR turkey egg going into lockdown..... that's at Day 25!!!!!!!! 25 days of love and care and worrying and checking and adjusting.... [​IMG]
    My parents have to drive into town tomorrow for a doctors appointment! I bet the chicks will love it!

    We figure there's not much we can do since if we move the nest, mama will abandon them and if we leave it be, then at least they have a chance.... I mean, those buggers have been in there for how long? Hubby thinks they're Starlings, which are horrible around here. They fly around in huge swarms. [​IMG]

    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Songster

    Apr 5, 2011
    SE Georgia
    Lol, they are well traveled!
  3. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Amazing...simply amazing.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    One of the guys I work with has goose eggs in a cardboard box with a lamp and a cup of water. They are developing and moving around in the egg. What are the chances of that????
  5. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
    Australia :)
    "Nature will find a way." [​IMG]
    EDIT: Those goose eggs are STILL developing??? [​IMG]

    And we all go crazy worrying about 'bator temps... [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 2, 2011
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yes they are. According to him, they are black lumps with a clear spot. [​IMG]
  7. Shiloh Acres

    Shiloh Acres Chirping

    Jul 16, 2010
    My grandma hatched hundreds of chicks with a light bulb and a metal coffee can. Sure wish I'd asked her more when I had the chance.

    She once gave me one egg to hatch. I put it in a cardboard box under a lamp and, as instructed, sprinkled a bit of water on it and turned it daily. Mine never hatched.

    The truck engine story is amazing though. Determined parents not to be giving up on their babies with the nest traveling!
  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Hope this will not be a fire hazard for your folks & car!
  9. GJ_Kate

    GJ_Kate Songster

    Feb 27, 2011
    Grand Junction
    So they are still alive and well, my parents still drive the truck about every other day... took some photos tonight and those little buggers are feathered out. How much longer til they fly out of there!!!???


    Seriously, our vehicles and driveway are covered in bird poop... at least this time my folks and hubby can't blame me!!

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