Help I don't know what to do Switching incubators at day 14

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  1. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I need some help
    We have a Little Giant Still Air incubator, I have 33 eggs in it right now that are on day 14. My Dad bought the revised Little giant incubator that is digital and comes with the fan kit. He wants me to transfer the 33 eggs from the incubator that they have been in for 14 days to the new incubator with the fan kit.
    I would like to know if this will affect my eggs (going into a new environment and different way of incubating for 7 more days.)
    If I do this will this kill my eggs or help my eggs
    Please respond as quick as possible
    Thankyou

    BCP
     
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only after the new one has steady temperature and humidity for at least two days would I perhaps candle then move over the eggs. After all, while candling, you are moving the eggs anyway. Though personally, I probably wouldn't bother with the new one myself. Maybe set it up for the chicks while drying before ready to move over to the brooder? That way it isn't wasted. But so long as the temps and humidity are all fine (consistently) moving them shouldn't affect hatch rate at this point.
     
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  3. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou so what you are saying is that moving them to the new bator won't hurt them?
    But I raelly think they should stay in the regular bator what do you think?
     
  4. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it won't hurt them, provided that the second bator has been running consistently for at least two days. Would I really move them? No. I don't see the point of changing trains at this late date in the game. If you want to keep them in the same bator, then do so. The new one will come in handy for your next hatch; particularly if you want to do a staggered hatch or multiple types of poultry at the same time.
     
  5. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of curiosity what is his reason for wanting you to change bators? Is the current bator unreliable?
     
  6. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyoou so much. I think i will convince my Dad to leave them in the old incubator they have been in. And I will put some new eggs in the new bator.
    Thankyou so much for your advice I will post pictures when my chicks hatch
    So you know that they were ok
     
  7. BoomChickaPop

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    He thinks since the new bator has the fan kit and a hygrometer and i tis also digital. That it will give me a better hatch rate.
    The bator the 33 eggs are in just has an egg turner and the incubator itself. The eggs look great and I will post pictures when they hatch.
     
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  9. BoomChickaPop

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    Thanks
     

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