Better hatch with full bator?

ironjerry

Songster
14 Years
May 4, 2007
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medina, ohio
I just put 7 Royal Pa;m turkey eggs in my hovabator. Would I have better luck if I had more eggs in the bator or does it matter-humidity, loss of heat? First timer with turkey eggs. I have silkies, cochins and other banties laying eggs so I could fill bator. Anyone have an opinion?
 

hypnofrogstevie

chick magnet
12 Years
Jul 12, 2007
7,365
20
261
Newton NJ
I think more is better. 6 silkie eggs 0%, 24 silkie eggs 50%, 15 buff orps 80% all 15 where fertile though and 6 ducks my first time. No hatch rate yet
 

Cuban Longtails

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Sep 20, 2007
6,026
39
263
Northeast Texas
I'm an uber newbie at hatching, but I've noticed that the foam incubator tends to hold temperature better with more eggs in it. A lot of people have suggested using heat sinks (like containers filled with water) to help regulate in lieu of adding more eggs.

I've not hatched anything but chicks, however!
 

ironjerry

Songster
14 Years
May 4, 2007
70
11
104
medina, ohio
Thanks for the info. I might add more eggs and the heat sink idea. I love this site people are so kind God Bless Ironjerry
20 chickens, 2 goats, 5 dogs, 2 sugar gliders(daughters) 3 kids and one understanding wife.
 

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