adding eggs to incubator question,, and what is IBW mean???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leecey411, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to have all shipped eggs here at the same time. If one set arrives early can I set them in the turner and add the next set the next day and just adjust day eighteen between the two? Or something like that? Say day 18 and 1/2 for the first and 17 1/2 for the eggs added after. I do not have a hatcher .

    What is IBW mean? I feel like I am missing out on a big secret!!!
     
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  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I would set the early eggs to sit for 1 day until the others get there then put them in at the same time.
    I believe it is intense bator watch IBW
     
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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] I can't believe that term caught on so quickly! Now, someone will really think we're speaking some secret language.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'm with brooster, I would just let the first set of eggs sit for 24 or so hours and then set them with the other set if thats all the longer its going to take to get them there.....you need them to sit anyway and just let the second set sit for around 6 to 8 hours...

    Speckled is our first intense bator watcher (IBW) and coined that phrase!!!...lol
     
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I to was wondering what IBW meant, now I have my answer. [​IMG] speckedhen, you need to put it in terns and definitions.
     
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Also have eggs came yesturday & eggs coming tomorrow!!!

    I thought I would put set here in bator in AM let others set a few hours & put them in tomorrow night!

    Is it better to just wait & put them in together? [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Either way is fine. That isn't much of a stagger at all.
     

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