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So I haven't been on here in a long time. I've been breeding Cockatiels, linnies and conures for years. I do not have a incubator. I usually will just foster any eggs or young to another pair if abandoned. Well I just had a pair abandon 10 eggs. 3 I put with another pair. And 7 I put under some linnie babies I am handfeeding. They are in a small cage with a heating pad and covered for warmth. I also put a container of water for humidity. Do you think they will hatch this way? Do I have to turn the eggs? If so how often? Thanks for your help.
 

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Yes, the eggs do need to be turned. The chances for success will depend on the temperature and humidity, and you can control these better with an enclosed container than with a cage. If you google for homemade incubator you will find sites telling how to make an effective home incubator. The Incubation Handbook on the Brinsea website has a lot of useful information about incubation in general: http://www.brinsea.com/Brochures/BrinseaHandbook.pdf
 

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I almost think you'd be better to place all the eggs under your foster pair and let them do the work. Then pull babies as they hatch if needed.
 
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