my last batch was staggered too. I had 4 under a hen she hatched out all 4. I switched out those eggs, (took hatched chicks to indoor brooder) and put 4 more eggs (due 5 days later) under her from the incubator, but when she got up to eat and drink, a zipped egg chick almost froze. I took the rest in to finish incubation in incubator, I gave her her first 4 babies back to a heated pen. 16/17 eggs hatched (hen/and incubator)Eggs survived 2 power outages, and 4 hrs of electric turned off so hubby could fix water heater. broody eggs survived freezing temps.
Currently I have these in incubator:
due right around new years eve.
Edited by gimmie birdies - 12/10/15 at 9:06am