Egg placement in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by indigo flats, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can eggs be touching each other when laying them on the wire for incubation. Can you crowd as many as can fit in and be ok Incubating them
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yes, I've never had a problem with them touching.
     
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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    They touch in a nest under a Hen....I think its fine.....


    Cheers!
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 Plus when the eggs are getting ready to hatch the chicks can communicate with each other and coordinate their hatching so it occurs in a short period of time, something they can't do if the eggs are spaced.
     
  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Good luck with your hatch.
     
  6. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I wasn't thinking.
     

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