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2 shipments of eggs, when do I start them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coyoteugly, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. coyoteugly

    coyoteugly Out Of The Brooder

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    I have ordered eggs to incubate. Both are due to ship this week, but 3 days apart. Do I wait and put them all in the incubator at the same time?
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I'm doing the same thing except I'm also waiting on my second incubator. You should let them settle, You can just do a stagger hatch.
     
  3. coyoteugly

    coyoteugly Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I stagger hatch with lockdown?
     
  4. mstricer

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    Quote:Lots use hatchers. I've done it before with only a couple day difference my cut off is 3-4 days. I think that stopping the others turning at that point shouldn't be a problem. They are fully developed by then and moving on their own.
    Michele
     
  5. coyoteugly

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    That makes sense - stopping the turning a few days early for the later eggs, but is the change in humidity a problem?
     

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