Hatch pros...What would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Sheriff, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    11,140
    144
    321
    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    On Monday I received eggs from two breeders; five standard salmon favorelles and 8 standard light brahmas. I have them in my dark, cool pantry in egg cartons, big end up. I was supposed to get 6 standard blue laced red Wyandottes by noon yesterday but the they were not delivered. I am assuming they will come tomorrow along with 6 bantam mille fleur d'uccles from another breeder.

    Would you hold them all until tomorrow and set them together? What would be the minimum time to allow the new guys to settle? Would you set them all on Friday after the air cells in the new arrivals have time to settle? Would you set the ones I have had since Monday now, and add the new ones on Friday? A staggered hatch?

    This will be my first time using my new Brinsea Octagon Advance EX.

    All recommendations appreciated. I lost 8 eggs in shipping so i don't want to risk losing any more. The eggs I got on Monday were shipped Priority Mail so they are probably a week old at least right now.

    Thanks!

    Mary
     
  2. mikenandrea

    mikenandrea Chillin' With My Peeps

    237
    0
    109
    Jun 1, 2009
    Douglas, GA
    I say, as long as they are all in within 7 days, they should be fine...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by