6 days apart? Question about raising humidity around the 18th day.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have some eggs I'd like to add to my bator but I have some eggs already on day 6. If I added eggs they would be on day 12 when the other eggs are on day 18. With raising the humidity would this effect the eggs on day 12?
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    It's not a good idea to do staggered hatches in an incubator unless you have a hatcher to send the 18 day old eggs to. Yes, raising the humidity higher on the 18 day old eggs will affect the 12 day old eggs, too much humidity. My thoughts....
  3. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Songster

    Feb 13, 2009
    Delight, AR
    Quote:I totally agree. you can always do what i did. build another bator for a hatcher then you can so staggered hatches.
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    ok thats what I thought. Thanks!
  5. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Niota, Tennessee
    Not a good idea it would stop the evaporation of the other eggs and not enough fluid would be out of the egg and the air sac would be to small.

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