First time incubating my own fertile eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenHuntr, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. ChickenHuntr

    ChickenHuntr Hatching

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    Have a few questions looking for help!! I have 4 eggs in incubator right now with about 9days left until hatch day! So with that being said....
    Can I add more fertile eggs to the already started eggs or do I wait until they hatch out before starting a new batch? Will the high humidity effect the new eggs with being on day 1?
    Thank you for advice!!
     
  2. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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    Some do scattered hatches. Some prefer not to. It it up to you. I think the scattered hatches they us a separate incubator for lockdown nut I am not real sure. I haven’t done a scattered hatch before
     
  3. ChickenHuntr

    ChickenHuntr Hatching

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    Thank you for advice and that’s the only issue I have right now. I only have one incubator
     
  4. Mvan42

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    You can do it with one but IMO it would be easier to wait. Unless you need the chicks sooner for some reason.
     
  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Crowing

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    When I first started incubating I had a styrofoam incubator. I would do staggered hatches all the time and have chicks hatch once a week all in the same incubator with no problems.
     

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