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Hi my name is JoAnne from Michigan

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I am new to the incubation and have been watching video upon video on how to incubate.. My question is how many eggs should I put in one incubator at a time I have a total of 40 eggs ready to hatch on 6/7/16 should I move a few to give them room to hatch?

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Try posting in the "Incubating and Hatching Eggs" section

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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:welcomeGreat to have another poultry lover!

 

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Try posting in the "Incubating and Hatching Eggs" section


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Hello and welcome to BYC!

 

Definitely post in our Incubating Eggs forums for a lot more help. However I would put as many eggs in an incubator as it is designed for. You can move them to a hatcher at lock down, however once they start hatching out, I wouldn't remove any chicks or open the lid until the process is finished. The high humidity that you want to create at hatching needs to remain inside the incubator for a good hatch and when you open the lid you let this humidity out. 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

 

Good luck with your hatch and we do welcome you to our flock! :-)

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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Nice to meet you Jo Anne- welcome to BYC

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post #6 of 8

Hi Jo Anne and welcome to BYC. In addition to the forum mentioned, you may also wish to join the "hatch-a-long" forum.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 

 

All the best

CT

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post #7 of 8
Hi welcome-byc.gif JoAnne

Glad you could join us here! I'm generally not one who opens the incubator when hatch is going on but if I feel the incubator is full of already hatched chicks and they are dry and fluffy I will quickly pop the lid and move those to the brooder. Opening can cause a drop in humidity which could shrink wrap unhatched pipped eggs but it's only a risk. There is no way to tell for sure this would or would not happen.

Good luck with your hatch and please do pop by the incubating section.

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Welcome to BYC :frow Glad you joined us!

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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