Can I switch eggs from one incubator to another?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by need help, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. need help

    need help Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 10, 2012
    I just started eggs in a cheap incubator, can I switch them 4 days in to a much better incubator? Curious because I've never done this.
  2. ShowYourStuff

    ShowYourStuff Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2012
    Yes, as long as you set it up to as close to the temp and humidity as the current one and make sure to make changes in temp and humidity slowly. Many people take out their eggs from the incubators and move them to 'candle', or check the eggs for chick growth. As long as you are still at the turning stage (if chicken eggs, until day 18), it is okay to move them as long as you are careful. Also, make sure to wash your hands before and after touching them. The oils on our hands can mess with the shells.

    Hope this helped, and good luck hatching! :D

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