Hatching day, I'm worried it is too crowded?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kimberlyann, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. kimberlyann

    kimberlyann Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    Hi, I am hatching both Kahki Campbell's and Icelandic chickens in a Brinsea 20. I put in 9 chicken eggs and 12 duck eggs thinking that at least one or two would candle poorly and I would remove some and have more room in there . They are all sitting on the surface of the incubator because the Icelandic eggs are on the smaller side. .. Well, every egg has developed beautifully and it is now hatching day tomorrow. My ducks are pipping, and I am so excited. My question is that all of the eggs are touching each other. They would not have the ability to move around much if at all. Is that going to be a problem?
    I could move some to my Sportsman, but hate to open it during this critical time.. And I want to watch! But most important is their ability to successfully hatch... What do I do! :/
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If it were me, I would fire up the Sportsman 'just in case' but leave things as they are for right now.

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