transportation question

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  1. katatonic123

    katatonic123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubator knowledgeable people....I have a question. We have one more egg that may hatch tomorrow. However, tomorrow is our last day of school until Tuesday and my eggs are in a friend's incubator in her classroom. If the egg begins to hatch but doesn't get all of the way out before we leave, is there a way to transport it home? I have an incubator here that is set up and ready for a batch that I plan to put in on Friday so I have a place to put it, I just don't know if it would survive the trip home. Thoughts, suggestions?
     
  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    unplug incubator, mark the "up" side of the egg, wrap warm damp towel around the egg, shake the water out of the incubator, wrap the wrapped egg in enough towels to keep it from rolling in the incubator, tape the incubator shut with masking tape, and transport as quickly as possible to its new home. Risky, but minimized.
     
  3. katatonic123

    katatonic123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ended up not being an issue. It never did anything.
     
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