Would it be possible for a person to hatch a bird egg by carrying it on their bo

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  1. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 6 years ago

    Would it be possible for a person to hatch a bird egg by carrying it on their body at all times?

    I have hatched several types of birds egg before using incubators but wondered if it was likely a chick could survived if carried and kept warm on a person, maybe in a soft warm pouch or similar?

  2. aviannovice profile image89
    aviannoviceposted 6 years ago

    It is doubtful, as a bird's core temperature is much higher than a human's.  Not only that, you would need to consider how to take care of this young bird that you hatched.

  3. nick071438 profile image52
    nick071438posted 6 years ago

    Apparently, you shoot 2 questions: 1) the possiblity of hatching a bird egg via a human body, and 2) survival of a chick likewise dependent on the warmth provided by a human body.

    My answer to the questions is both YES.  The temperature required practically for all bird eggs to hatch ranges from 99 to 100 degrees F.  Using the normal human body temperature which is 99.5 F for the purpose is okay.  Candle the egg to make sure it is fertilized.  Also make sure that the required temperature is maintained, no more no less, if not, the egg embryo will die.  Also remember that mother birds turn their eggs at regular intervals to provide even temperature to the eggs, so as surrogate parent do the turning of the eggs likewise as needed.  Also when the chick hatches, be conversant as to when, what and how to feed the birdling.  It now need more heat and energy for its proper growth and development from the feeds provided it.

    The brooding or the contraption for the egg to attach to the human body is quite a problem but would seem quite easy for the individual interested in the experiment.  And to repeat, for a successful egg hatching maintain the human body temperature of 99.5 F for the surrogate human parent to brood the egg.

  4. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 6 years ago

    Thank you both for taking the time to answer.
    Thank you. I was thinking a thermometer inside the pouch would help keep an eye on the temperature. One issue I'm not sure about is the humidity factor, especially at hatch. Maybe it'd be best back in the incubator at that point as humidity would be easier to maintain?
    I would brood the chick as I do my others, in a brooding pen with heat lamp. I will be putting some quail eggs in my incubator next week which would be a good time to try as if successful the chick wouldn't be alone once hatched and could brood with all the others.
    Once old enough they will go outside into a large enclosure. I have hatched and kept several types of birds so caring for it isn't a problem.

    1. nick071438 profile image52
      nick071438posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Interest in nature is a wholesome endeavor.  More power and keep up the good work.


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