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Eggs growing at different rates

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This is our first time with an incubator.

We have a Farm Intovators 4250, circulated air and egg turner. Two days ago we candled the eggs(only one dead out of the fertile eggs!) the eggs closest to the heater seem to be a little farther along in the growth process. Should I be concerned?

I don't want to kill any, 29 alive and moving.
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This is our first time with an incubator.

We have a Farm Intovators 4250, circulated air and egg turner. Two days ago we candled the eggs(only one dead out of the fertile eggs!) the eggs closest to the heater seem to be a little farther along in the growth process. Should I be concerned?

I don't want to kill any, 29 alive and moving.

Warm/cold spots will excellerate/delay development. My bator is forced and I still have many cool/warmer areas.  I rotate my eggs so that they are not staying in the same warm/cold area for the duration of hatch. I'm an avid candler so I keep track of EVERYTHING...lol The eggs that seem to be a little more progressed I'll move to the known cooler areas and the ones that look behind, I switch to the warmer spots.

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Today is day 14, is it too late to rotate?
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Today is day 14, is it too late to rotate?

It won't hurt them. You still have a week, there's a chance for the slower ones to catch up, at least somewhat.

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Thanks, I will give it a go.

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I have a still air incubator and there are warmer and colder spots too. I rotate all the eggs once a day and thanks to this all chicks usually hatch within 24h or even less. When incubating for the first time I didn't know this and hatching went on three or four days! So I think changing places of the eggs is a very good way how to even out the effect of temperature differences in the incubator.


Edited by Selga - 4/16/16 at 11:29am
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