HELP!!!! RUSH!! overflown bators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aurorarose25, May 4, 2011.

  1. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered some eggs and had perfect amount with some room to spare, now I have to hand turn them but still don't have enough room.
    The breeders sent TONS of extras I didn't expect, not complaining about that. I don't want them to be discarded.What can I do???
    Can I put some eggs on top of other eggs while incubating????????????

    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!
     
  2. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have a forced air, you can stack them. use some wax paper crumpled up into wads and shoved in between eggs or something to keep them from rolling around too much. there's a thread somewhere on here if you search for brinsea stacking, you'll see an example [​IMG]

    if you have a still air though, i wouldn't recommend stacking, the temperature difference would be too great.

    are they all on their sides? if so, you can put them vertically instead (pointy end down) to make more space [​IMG]
     
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  3. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hovabator 1602 N thermal air flow and another one coming in... I haven't put them in my bators yet just receiving them, I am at 68 eggs now and still have more coming.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Quick trip to the feed store to buy another incubator?

    You know you want to.
     
  5. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm.... I have room in my bator.

    Seriously... though, People double stack in bators all the time. Maybe you can become an expert on this hatch.
     
  6. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:how would you rotate them if they are vertical (pointy end down)????

    Anyone
     
  7. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh ya but hubby has already blown up with the bator I bought and all the eggs. I have 129 eggs to fit into 2 bators....
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     
  8. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most people just tilt the entire incubator (ie, put a stack of books under one side, then move it to the other side, back and forth) to "turn" vertical eggs.
     

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