Adding eggs to incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by THough1956, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have any of you added eggs to your incubator after some have already been started for about a week. If so how did you handle it with the different hatch dates?
     
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I think that most people that do staggered hatchs have 2 bators 1 for incubation and 1 for hatching in. I have done it in 1 bator. I just upped the humidity after the first pip and didn't open the bator til they finished hatching. I then took out the chicks got the humidity down to about 30% started turning the eggs again and all seemed to go fine. I guess its risky but it can be done.
     
  3. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. I am wanted to order some eggs this weekend and I already have a dozen I need to put in by Friday. I sure don't want to risk loosing any.
     
  4. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    There is always a risk but you really don't know how the hatch would go even if you didn't do it. I usually do lower humidity then some so I do 25-40 first 18 days and up the humidity to 50-60 during hatch, so I think thats why it didn't seem to hurt mine. Good luck!
     

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