First time incubating!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missbrit2006, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. missbrit2006

    missbrit2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I bought my first incubator :). pro-series-circulated-air-incubator is the one I bought. It has an Automatic turner. My question I today I put 14 eggs in the incubator tomorrow can I add more eggs?
     
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I add eggs one or two day after setting an initial batch and haven't noticed any problems. But, when you start adding beyond that, you run the risk of drowning the later eggs when you up the humidity at lockdown.

    Though, it really is best to set them all at once. I also have two incubators, so I can move eggs from one to the other if I have staggered hatches...
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    Another bad thing about adding is the new eggs will not be heated up.
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    these are my current eggs in incubator minus the black dotted "clears" that were pulled day 5. It will be staggered.

    They will also be in incubator together the whole way. My batch in Nov. was staggered and I hatched 16/17. (2 power outages included) so I am not worried. Worrying and "helping" eggs hatch, kills more eggs.
     

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