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Problems with Incubation

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Thread Starter 

Hey (Second problem for a newbie here :P)

 

I was silly enough to put eggs in completely different times, and one of my eggs are on Day 18 and are due to hatch this weekend. I have no clue what to do with the other remaining 18 eggs and I can't go out and buy another incubator as they are very pricey. Do I just leave the eggs without turning it or leave it with the egg at the same humidity? 

 

Thanks :)

post #2 of 5

You can stop turning around day 14 so it's not all as haywire as you assume. The problem is the humidity as you need to raise it. What this means is the last eggs set wont have had as long to release moisture and the air sacs will be small. Again not critical just not ideal.

 

Stop turning eggs and raise the humidity to 70% RH. As you guessed most people doing staggered hatches use a separate incubator as the high humidity hatcher and place the eggs in it day 18.

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
So should I just leave them all in the incubator?
post #4 of 5
Unless you have a second Bator or broody hen then yes leave them in. As soon as the hatch is done lower your humidity.

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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post #5 of 5
What day are the other eggs on?

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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