Guess I didn't think this all through....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by GJ_Kate, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. GJ_Kate

    GJ_Kate Songster

    Feb 27, 2011
    Grand Junction
    I got a little carried away with my first incubator and my BR eggs. I have my first 4 eggs set to hatch on March 26 in my LG bator. Then I set 5 more BR eggs and they're set to harch on April 6. Meanwhile I purchased another bator, a Hova-bator with a fan and turner. I am planning on taking the new bator to my classroom to hatch chicken eggs for my 1st graders. I will be taking it in one week (March 21) and likely setting the eggs the next day. What should I do about the two sets of turkey eggs at home? While I lockdown for the first batch, I will be setting the chicken eggs at school. Should I move the second batch of turkey eggs to school so that they don't get the high humidity and still get turned? School is about 20 away. Then they would be hatching about a week before the school chicken eggs! Ugh! What have I done?????[​IMG] [​IMG]
    My mom just walked by and said I should just buy ANOTHER bator! [​IMG] Yeah right! My hubby would [​IMG] me!
  2. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    I agree with your mom, it's the simplest solution [​IMG]. Your hubby has to understand that you did it for the kids!! [​IMG]
  3. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    Buy anoher incubator, but....

    have it delivered to the school!

    I seldom visit my wife's classroom.
  4. GJ_Kate

    GJ_Kate Songster

    Feb 27, 2011
    Grand Junction
    Well, I guess what I'm going to try to do is to set the school chicken eggs on Wednesday so that they will hatch at the same time as the 2nd batch of turkey eggs. When the kids come back to school next Monday, the chicken eggs will be on day 5-ish, so that's about the time when you can start seeing development anyway, right? The BR turkey eggs would be on day 11.
    Does this sound OK? Any potential problems anyone see with hatching the turkey eggs and the chicken eggs? What should I set the humidity at? With these turkey eggs I have in now, I'm trying to keep it around 40-50%. Any tips would be appreciated! [​IMG]
  5. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New!

    Nov 5, 2009
    Quote:Sounds like this would work out fine!

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