Abundance of eggs- problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pbjmaker, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    With the extras ppl sent me and miscounting the number of holes in the turner - I have 6 eggs too many for my turner. Can I lay them along the side of the turner? Any other options? I have the feeling along the way I will have at least 6 that don't developed since these are all shipped eggs, but what do I do until then? Anyone want to loan me another bator?????

    I would love any suggestions.
  2. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    Cartersville, GA
    You could always take the turner out and turn by hand until you can narrow them down. That is what I do when I have too many eggs.
  3. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    SW Iowa
    I wouldn't know why you couldn't lay the extras along the side and hand turn. Then, after you candle the first time if there are some that aren't viable you might have room for the extras. What breeds are you hatching?

    Good luck [​IMG]
  4. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    I agree with Empty Nest.

    I once saw a pic of someone who just lumped them up (must have been about 60 +) all over the others (without the turner) and after 7 th day candling, took out the non-viables and voilla! lots of room for the growing eggs [​IMG]
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Quote:I have silkies from Kentuckysilkie and Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain
    Mille Fleur D'Uccles from Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain
    Frizzle Cochin/Silkie Mix from Dipsy Doodle
    Columbian Cochin from MSBear
    and last but not least some

    Golden Lakenvelders from EBay.

    I can't wait!!!

    The silkies from Kentuckysilkie are already 1 week in and look good!
  6. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Quote:I agree, unless your super lucky, there will be room on day 7.

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