can i keep another set of eggs in one incubator?

rahulsood

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i have kept 12 eggs in incubator and 10 looks fertile, and have lots of space there in incubator, i can i keep another set of eggs with that eggs? i am asking this because in last 3 days, i will increase humidity and that will effect the new set of eggs? can i add another dozen of eggs now? the last eggs are of 12 days old and are developing..
 

sumi

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It is possible to do staggered hatches, but the higher humidity during lockdown is not ideal for the newer eggs. Also you should lockdown during the last 3 days and you'll have to open the 'bator all the time to turn the newer eggs which'll wreak havoc with your humidity...

Personally I'd hatch the first batch and then fill up the bator for another hatch.
 

leghornfarm

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I have a styrofoam incubator that I will use as a hatcher. I set eggs in my cabinet bator weekly and when they are ready for lockdown move them to the styrofoam. I don't have enough to fill the cabinet at once, staggering the hatches allows me to set the freshest eggs.
 

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