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Hatching eggs - may be a few days different in age??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jnr005, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. jnr005

    jnr005 Chirping

    Feb 10, 2016
    We just got our first incubator, a Genissis 1588. Started it up this weekend and ran over to my daughters friend to grab some practice eggs. She had a freshly laid one and then a hen was sitting on 3...which sage said may be a few days old. Put them all in the incubator. So how would I do lockdown when I may have 0-4 day old (already warned under a hen) eggs???

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Lockdown isn't really the issue since timing of cessation of turning or raising humidity isn't set in stone. The issue will be getting the chicks out while one is still pipping.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016

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