Help I've Ran Out Of Room In Bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3forfree, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Songster

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    I don't like this bator I'm using. When I used it last year for pheasant eggs, and just laid the 12 eggs on the hardware cloth, it was fine, I could see the thermometer/hygrometer. I could add water when I wanted. Now I've over filled it. I've got 24 chicken eggs in 2 styrofoam cartons, and there isn't room for anything else. They've only been on heat for 24 hours, will it hurt to put them in bigger bator? If I wait acouple of days to get another ready and stabilize heat and humidity will that hurt. I need help
     
  2. abritton77

    abritton77 Chirping

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    I moved some to a new homemade bator the other day and they are hatching now.
     
  3. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Songster

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    Go on Craigslist and find a Leahy Incubator. I've also found them at antique stores. LOVE MINE!!! It holds up to 416 eggs but you can get them smaller.

    Dave
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I have moved eggs from one incubator to another with no problems, as long as temperature and humidity are stable in both.
     
  5. 3forfree

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    I brought the bigger one inside, and plugged it in w/2 100W bulbs in it, and some water that should warm it up. I"ll watch how it's doing, maybe tonight or tomorrow I'll switch them.
     

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