hatching out eggs with different incuabtion dates

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickbird, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 table top incubators, this is my 2nd hatch and i have eggs that i added on different days, 6 to be exact, i have all in one of the incubators with an egg turner, i am going to use the other incubator without a turner, to place the eggs in on the 17th day, how do i handle moving eggs into the 2nd incubator at different times and losing humidity as i will have to open it on several days to move eggs into it and also to remove hatched out chicks. any suggestions for the best hatch would be appreciated. thanks
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try to open your incubators only once or twice a day. And for as short as time as possible. Take any chicks out as you put eggs in. They can last for up to 3 days without food and water. We run successive hatches all the time and don't have any problems. This last year our bator and brooder never shut off for over 4 months.
     
  3. Fowl Visions

    Fowl Visions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm doing the same thing right now but don't have an extra incubator so I am using an electric skillet to remove them from the egg turner. So far one out of five has hatched and one other is pipping.
     

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