I have had staggered hatches, mostly shipped eggs. I had the horrible time where I killed 25 of 33 chicks. Now I have NO idea which chicks are which. I'll have some fun trying to sell these chicks!! Maybe I'll be keeping more than I planned?
Well, I'll hopefully be able to keep these latest lock down eggs separate. Of all the eggs I set for Gotro17, the ones in the Brinsea did WAY better than the ones in her Hoverbator. What's finally in lockdown in my Brinsea are 11 Local Cochin, 10 Lav Orpingtons she had shipped, 8 Lav Orpingtons from someone local and 8 Black and/or Blue Copper Maran. That's all I could fit, so I put 3 of her eggs in my lock down 'bator.
Of my eggs, I have no idea how many of each types I have left. I didn't mark them clearly, so I'm hoping I can tell when they hatch.
I have a total of 36 eggs consisting of BCMs, Olive eggers, Blue/Buff Cochin, Biefielders and CCLs (all shipped), plus the 3 from Gotro17s...that is a crowded incubator.
I still have my other Brinsea 90% full. Some on day 12 and others day 5.
The last hatch I got 22 Mille Fleur D'uccle, 4 Polish, and 6 BCMs. That was 100% hatch of the MFDs and Polish, and only 6 of 15 on the BCMs. For shipped eggs, I thought that was a great hatch. But I culled the 2 that couldn't walk, there was something wrong with their legs (1 BCM and 1 MFD). - well I had my dad cull them. I don't know how he did it, just that he took care of it.
I currently have the LG and Gotro17's Hoverbator empty. I'm thinking it's time to maybe order more eggs?