Eggs set in incubator at different times...did I screw up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ls430fl, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. ls430fl

    ls430fl Out Of The Brooder

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    I originally bought one of those mini dome incubators and bought a few eggs off of ebay. The seller sent me a total of 10 eggs( More than the auction stated would come) I put three in the mini dome incubator and kept them in there for 2 days. I felt bad throwing the other eggs away so I bought a hovabator on amazon with a turbo fan. I then put the 7 extra eggs in the hovabator as well as the three from the mini dome incubator (after reading on here they are usually unreliable anyway). I am using an automatic egg turner..

    My question is...What should I do about a lockdown time? The first three eggs will be due for lockdown two days before the other 7 eggs.

    I assume I should take out the automatic turner on day 18 for the first three eggs? Should I bother turning the other 7 once I do the lockdown? Any input is appreciated. I am getting excited [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Stop turning on day 19 for the first eggs which would be day 17 for the second batch. That's about the average between the two set dates. Hope for the best. Lots of folks report chicks hatching on those auto turning trays. Not optimal but it happens.
     
  4. ls430fl

    ls430fl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thank you both for the fast replies. I will remove the turner on day 19.
     
  5. ls430fl

    ls430fl Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is day 19 for the first three so I removed turner and put all into lockdown! SO EXCITED I see a few eggs wobbling around! :yiipchick :jumpy
     
  6. ls430fl

    ls430fl Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first chicken egg hatch BTW :)
     
  7. cream puff

    cream puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how did they turn out??
     

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