The school didn't want to try and hatch the poor blue egg that wouldn't fit into the incubator so I was left with a tough decision, should I throw it away or jury-rig a home made incubator? The home made incubator won.
I grabbed a lamp and a thermometer and positioned them on a table in the little guest bedroom so I could establish a temperature of just under 100 degrees Fahrenheit. I next took a small wash cloth and bowl and set it up as a nest. The blue egg was placed in the nest and it was joined by a brown egg that was laid that day to keep it company. I regulate the temperature by either opening the door or raising the nest by flipping the bowl over or adding a book underneath the bowl. I wrote numbers all over the eggs to keep track of rotating them, and a splash of water is added every so ofter to try and keep the nest a bit moist.
I have no idea if the two eggs in the "Macgyver" nest will hatch, but I figured I would give the little blue "too small for the incubator" egg a chance at life.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.