can I put new eggs in my incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dmdhart, May 13, 2010.

  1. dmdhart

    dmdhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to the incubator thing. I have some eggs that have been in the incubator for about a week 1/2. Can I place new eggs in the incubator to hatch out later while the others are still in there?
     
  2. countrychix

    countrychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The problem with that is if you have only one incubator, when the first eggs go into lock-down on day 18, you won't be able to turn the newer batch. Humidity also needs to be higher from day 18 on also.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I agree with Countrychix - however, I do hatch ducks and chickens in the same hatch and ducks take a week longer. I am not really sure if ducks have to be turned as much but I have a duck pipping tonight [​IMG]
     
  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    the only way I have heard of people doing that is to mark the eggs, and then have a second incubator ready to go when you stop turning the other eggs, and they can go in the "hatching" incubator.
     

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