Adding eggs to the bator question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77bronco, May 16, 2011.

  1. 77bronco

    77bronco Out Of The Brooder

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    I set my eggs Saturday and was wondering if I could add some silkie eggs as well and if so what would be the latest. All I have is one incubator and I've got the silkie wants something bad. I'm new to chickens and incubators so I'm a rookie and if it would be better to wait until the first batch hatches that's fine just thought I would ask the professionals for advice.
    Thanks.
     
  2. RonnieAtkeson

    RonnieAtkeson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive done it but i hate doing it becase once those eggs start hatching earlier, they put alot of poop,pee, and bacteria into the bator. Ive had to clean it in a hurry reset the eggs that were due at a later time. Its worked but its a gamble, its best to wait. Consider upgrading to a cabinet bator you can pick them up on craigslist now and then at 1/2 price or better. There worth it trust me lol.
     
  3. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    I use two incubators , when I add eggs I date them then use a group number. When that group hits day 18 I move it to The other incubator. I then have a additional bottom and replace that and clean as I need too. It takes some getting use to with all the hatch dates, but i constantly have chicks hatching. Going to need to take a break so because I am bring over ran. Lol
     
  4. 77bronco

    77bronco Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Guess i'll have to get another bator or just wait and see how the first hatch goes.
     

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