Hatcher and Incubator? benefits?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bleenstar, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Bleenstar

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    What are the benefits to having a separate hatcher? I hear alot of.."incubating then moving eggs to hatcher" [​IMG] I dont know if it actually makes a difference [​IMG]
     
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  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

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    If you plan on hatching alot of eggs then there is a huge benifit to having a hatcher as well as a incubator because you can stagger your hatches without compromising the seperate batches of eggs as they incubate at different stages. You simply move which ever batch is at it's 18 day mark to the hatcher and the humidity and temp is set for hatching while the remainder of your eggs stay at the correct humidity and temp for incubation. [​IMG]
     
  3. island.girlie

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    I started 35 eggs on the 30th and 14 eggs the next day on Halloween.

    Do the experienced hatchers here think that it would be a bad idea to turn up the humidity one day earlier for the last 14 eggs?

    Should I not take a chance and look into a hatcher for this batch?

    Thank in advance for your help!
     
  4. jimnjay

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    I would increase humidity late on the 18th day in your case. I have had hatches when I was using the Hova Bator that pipped on day 19 and I quickly had increase humidity and there were not ill effects.
     
  5. island.girlie

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    Thanks so much !! [​IMG]
     
  6. Bleenstar

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    Thanks pumpkinpup [​IMG] I think I understand now![​IMG]
     

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