Another Staggered Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GreenGoddess, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    Ok... I know this has been posted so many times but I also know that timing is everything and each hatch/incubator is different...

    I am on day 8 for most of my eggs but then I have 15 eggs for the CNY hatch that are a week behind... I've never done a staggered hatch and I only have one incubator... I don't want to drown the second batch but I don't want to dry the first batch either... Right now the humidity is steady at around 35% and temp is right at 100..... I'm not worried about turning since I have them all in egg cartons and just using a 2x4 under the side of the bator to "turn" so that will not be an issue.. I will just continue to do this through the entire time and hatch in the egg cartons as I have done before...

    What do I do about humidity with them being a week apart? Getting another incubator as a hatcher is not a possibility.. Do I raise the humidity during lockdown for the first batch and then drop it again when I take them out and wait for the second batch? I was going to raise it to 60%-65%.. Would this still be correct? Do I raise the humidity now to about 50%-55% for the entire hatch and keep it there for the second hatch also? Or is there something else I should do completely different?

    I have read so much conflicting information so I wanted to be really clear on what I should do in MY position... If it helps, I have a Hova Bator 2362...

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    I keep my humidity at 50% the whole hatch...I also do staggered hatches all the time [​IMG]
     
  3. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    Quote:From the information I was able find with situations close to mine, that's what I was thinking but wanted to get feedback before I actually did it... I will go ahead and bump the humidity up a bit today and see how things go... Thanks so much for the quick response!

    Goddess [​IMG]
     

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