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Can I put an extra egg in the incubator today if I set them Nov 2nd?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ekemily, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put eggs in my incubator on the night of Nov 2nd. I just found an egg that I would love to put in there. Is it too late to add any more eggs to the batch?
    I'm a first timer with a brand new Genesis 1588 with auto egg turner.
    Thanks
     
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  2. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    Yes, I think you are still in the right time frame. Since you need to put them in lock down on the 18th, or 3 days before hatch day, and the new egg is only 2 days later, you could technically add it today. The newest egg will hatch two days late, but the older eggs should be ok in the bator till the last one hatches. You will have to move them to an brooder right after the last guy hatches so they dont dehydrate or get hungry. Keep a close eye on them since the older chicks may peck the last hatcher.

    The one you put in today could hatch a day early (ya never know) so it would e even closer in age to the others. I would NOT suggest adding any after today as the lockdown and hatch dates will just be tooo far away from each other to be safe.

    So, what are you hatching?
     
  3. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put it in, but just mark it with a pencil the date so you know which one it was.
     
  4. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. Mark it, so that if you have any that do not hatch (from the initial set), this one doesn't get thrown out as a "quitter". You should still be close enough to your start date, though. While the hens stop laying while broody, plenty of peeps have noted that some will incorporate new eggs (from others) into the nest. Thus, these didn't start with her on the same day, yet she waits to hatch them out.

    What kind of eggs are we trying to hatch???[​IMG]
     
  5. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo is a cuckoo marans. I'm not exactly sure which of my hens it came from.... Either a buff rock, buff cochin, barred rock, EE who isn't laying blue, or another cuckoo marans. What do you think? I love speckled eggs and just want to give this one a try.
    I don't know about the genetics behind speckled eggs. Is it a genetic trait? I dunno. I. just. like. this. egg.
    Thanks for the info!

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    Pic of my eggs
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  6. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a beauty! I read somewhere that the speckled-ness can be impacted by diet, but genetics must play a big role. Whatever the case, lovely egg and I hope it hatches a lovely speckled egg laying lady for you!
     
  7. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    if its still air put it in a spot closest to the element, might speed it up a bit.
     
  8. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    California
    Quote:Very pretty egg! I would want to incubate it too!! You should enter it into the Speckled Egg contest (if its still running), you could win!
     

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