Adding eggs to those already incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddipuppy, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I start a batch of eggs in the bator because the last box shipped is just taking too long, can I add the late eggs if they come the next day? What if it's two days later?[​IMG]
     
  2. 1shotcleaner

    1shotcleaner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes you can are they chicken? you are going to add eggs to the ones already turning right? what are you using? i used fome incubators at first and the yellow turners they worked but i was not patient and set them not full and had to wate untill they hatched to add eggs. then i decided to add some and it was 3 days later than already started, but i dident think of that untill i was at 18 days. utoh i have to stop turning but i have eggs at 15 days i cant stop them. than i got a good ideapoll the racks on the older ones and set them in back words. leave the others turning, and that worked for me untill i got another incubator. on the second set of eggs i just stoped the turner. and let them hatch. any way that is what worked for me. good luck
     
  3. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Disclaimer: I am not a hatching expert [​IMG] but if it were me and my first batch of eggs would be 7 days or under when the last of the eggs arrived then I would wait for the other eggs but if they would be over 7 days I would personally chance a staggered hatch. I love the way some people use two incubators (incubator and hatcher) for staggered hatches. For me that would be the optimal situation.

    BTW, Like your user name! [​IMG]
     
  4. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no offense, but i'd rather be muddy than mucky! [​IMG]
     

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