Do you need 2 incubators?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Quailer21, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard a lot of talking about moving eggs to a hatcher?? Can you just use one incubator if they are all set on the same day??
     
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  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say if they're all supposed to hatch the same day you will be ok with one bator. But, you need a brooded set up at the right temp. so if the other hatched birds are picking on the unhatched and pipping ones you will be able to have another place to put them. Hope this helps and good luck :)
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One bator is fine as long as their all set at the same time. As far as having the brooder set up Chuck is right you need to set that up for when you pull the chicks out of the bator, but DO NOT take any chicks out of the bator if any of the other eggs have a pip on them. If you open the bator you will loose humidity and could shrink rap the eggs that haven't hatched yet. the chicks that have hatched will be fine for even 48 hours and the running around and bumping the unhatched eggs won't hurt them. It's best to wait till they all hatch and have dried out before removing them.

    Dan
     
  4. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes very well said!!!!
     

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