adding eggs to the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenmamatoo, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. chickenmamatoo

    chickenmamatoo In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2008

    We set eggs on Tuesday and tonight candled them. Out of 38 we have 13 that were fertile, 5 we are unsure of and 20 that were not fertile. We were hoping to have a better fertility rate but I think I started collecting eggs too soon after the borrowed rooster arrived. I want to know if I can add more eggs to the incubator now understanding that the eggs will hatch 6 days apart. In the chat room one person suggested to set them in the incubator and at day 18 move them to a hatcher with higher humidity. I am planning on doing thid unless someone has a different opinion. Please share with me what would be best.......thanks.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That's what I do...rotate them out to the hatcher on day 18.

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