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Help I don't know what to do Switching incubators at day 14

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Hi I need some help

We have a Little Giant Still Air incubator, I have 33 eggs in it right now that are on day 14. My Dad bought the revised Little giant incubator that is digital and comes with the fan kit. He wants me to transfer the 33 eggs from the incubator that they have been in for 14 days to the new incubator with the fan kit.

I would like to know if this will affect my eggs (going into a new environment and different way of incubating for 7 more days.)

If I do this will this kill my eggs or help my eggs 

Please respond as quick as possible

Thankyou

 

BCP

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Only after the new one has steady temperature and humidity for at least two days would I perhaps candle then move over the eggs.  After all, while candling, you are moving the eggs anyway.  Though personally, I probably wouldn't bother with the new one myself.  Maybe set it up for the chicks while drying before ready to move over to the brooder?  That way it isn't wasted.  But so long as the temps and humidity are all fine (consistently) moving them shouldn't affect hatch rate at this point.


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Only after the new one has steady temperature and humidity for at least two days would I perhaps candle then move over the eggs.  After all, while candling, you are moving the eggs anyway.  Though personally, I probably wouldn't bother with the new one myself.  Maybe set it up for the chicks while drying before ready to move over to the brooder?  That way it isn't wasted.  But so long as the temps and humidity are all fine (consistently) moving them shouldn't affect hatch rate at this point.

Thankyou so what you are saying is that moving them to the new bator won't hurt them?

But I raelly think they should stay in the regular bator what do you think?

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No, it won't hurt them, provided that the second bator has been running consistently for at least two days.  Would I really move them?  No.  I don't see the point of changing trains at this late date in the game.  If you want to keep them in the same bator, then do so.  The new one will come in handy for your next hatch; particularly if you want to do a staggered hatch or multiple types of poultry at the same time.  

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Out of curiosity what is his reason for wanting you to change bators?  Is the current bator unreliable?

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

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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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No, it won't hurt them, provided that the second bator has been running consistently for at least two days.  Would I really move them?  No.  I don't see the point of changing trains at this late date in the game.  If you want to keep them in the same bator, then do so.  The new one will come in handy for your next hatch; particularly if you want to do a staggered hatch or multiple types of poultry at the same time.  

Thankyoou so much. I think i will convince my Dad to leave them in the old incubator they have been in. And I will put some new eggs in the new bator.

Thankyou so much for your advice I will post pictures when my chicks hatch

So you know that they were ok

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Out of curiosity what is his reason for wanting you to change bators?  Is the current bator unreliable?

He thinks since the new bator has the fan kit and a hygrometer and i tis also digital. That it will give me a better hatch rate.

The bator the 33 eggs are in just has an egg turner and the incubator itself. The eggs look great and I will post pictures when they hatch.

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No, it won't hurt them, provided that the second bator has been running consistently for at least two days.  Would I really move them?  No.  I don't see the point of changing trains at this late date in the game.  If you want to keep them in the same bator, then do so.  The new one will come in handy for your next hatch; particularly if you want to do a staggered hatch or multiple types of poultry at the same time.  

Thankyoou so much. I think i will convince my Dad to leave them in the old incubator they have been in. And I will put some new eggs in the new bator.

Thankyou so much for your advice I will post pictures when my chicks hatch

So you know that they were ok

Looking forward to it.  Good luck.

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Looking forward to it.  Good luck.

Thanks

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