A fellow farmer and myself are looking to start a rafter (flock) of turkeys (bourbon reds). We have access to a large cabinet incubator, however we can only get 2 doz eggs a week.
We know how sensitive incubating eggs are to changes in temp. so we were thinking if we prewarm then new eggs in a smaller foam incubator prior to putting them in with the existing eggs, it would keep the temp from fluctuating too much.
Where we run into a problem is with increasing the humidity for the older eggs when they are ready to hatch, but there will also be new eggs that just started incubating in there as well.
Is there any way that people do this successfully? The eggs are $40 a doz so i really don't want to experiment too much.