Hatching eggs - how soon do you have to start the incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by McGoo, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I'm getting some hatching eggs from different places and want to coordinate the incubation. How many days can I wait until starting the process so they all hatch together?

    Can I hold off a couple of days? A week? Is that too long to wait? [​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    A couple of days would be ok....but anything after a week would lessen the hatchability rate. Whatcha gettin???
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Thanks for asking... I'm getting some Marans eggs from Bev Davis in FL. She's got really good ones. And I'm getting some Barred Holland eggs from Duane Urch in Minnesota. This breed was suggested by Speckled Hen since I wanted white eggs, but also wanted a more easy going bird.

    This is my first try at hatching so it'll be a little scary. [​IMG] Thank goodness for this group.
  4. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    I'd make sure Bev's get in there for sure, [​IMG]
    I have heard nothing but good things about her birds.
    You lucky dog. [​IMG]
    Did it take you long on a list to get them?
    If you don't mind me asking what was the damage on those, you may p.m. if you'd like,
    Thanks and best of luck!

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