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Eggs set 48 hours apart....question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GaNewChick, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    My neighbor brought me 4 eggs that I put in the incubator Sunday evening. The hen is laying them by her front door. My neighbor did not cover up the nest and she has laid 4 more. I've added them to the bator. How much difference will 48 hours make, as I don't have a separate hatcher.

    It also spiked up to 103 for about 4 hours on the first 4. Did it do any damage to them ~ they have been in the bator for 48 hours.

    I have a forced air LG....

    Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009

  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    There really should not be that big of a problem. I have done it before. Now that I have 2 bators I never have to worry about it.
    That small of a temp spike should not be a problem. When you hit 108+ then you have problems.
  3. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.

    So which day do I stop the auto turner.....day 18 which would be day 16 for half of them?
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    I stopped on day 18 for the first set off eggs set.

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