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Adding Eggs to Incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yanmar1610d, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. yanmar1610d

    yanmar1610d In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2010
    Hinesville, GA
    Just wondering how bad of an ideal it would be to add more eggs to the incubator after I have already started incubating a small number of eggs, (18)? I have been getting eggs from a friend and he has given me 10 more that I want to add to the incubator. The eggs in the incubator are four days older than the new eggs. Will it hurt to add more eggs?

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    When do you go into lockdown? When and how do you quit turning? When do you raise humidity? The only way I would even consider this would be if I had a second incubator to use as a hatcher. However, a lot of people do this. You can find a lot of those posts under the topic "What do I do now".
  3. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Songster

    Sep 15, 2010
    I personally would not do it. I am easily confused and things will get complicated as to when do stop turning and go into lockdown. You will need to lower temps and raise humidity.

    If you have another incubator, you could use it as a hatcher but better yet just go ahead and start fresh w/ the other. If you do not, then I would pass.


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