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Hi my name is JoAnne from Michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JoAnne McCleery, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. JoAnne McCleery

    JoAnne McCleery New Egg

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    I am new to the incubation and have been watching video upon video on how to incubate.. My question is how many eggs should I put in one incubator at a time I have a total of 40 eggs ready to hatch on 6/7/16 should I move a few to give them room to hatch?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Try posting in the "Incubating and Hatching Eggs" section
     
  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    Definitely post in our Incubating Eggs forums for a lot more help. However I would put as many eggs in an incubator as it is designed for. You can move them to a hatcher at lock down, however once they start hatching out, I wouldn't remove any chicks or open the lid until the process is finished. The high humidity that you want to create at hatching needs to remain inside the incubator for a good hatch and when you open the lid you let this humidity out.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Good luck with your hatch and we do welcome you to our flock! :)
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Jo Anne- welcome to BYC
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Jo Anne and welcome to BYC. In addition to the forum mentioned, you may also wish to join the "hatch-a-long" forum.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome JoAnne

    Glad you could join us here! I'm generally not one who opens the incubator when hatch is going on but if I feel the incubator is full of already hatched chicks and they are dry and fluffy I will quickly pop the lid and move those to the brooder. Opening can cause a drop in humidity which could shrink wrap unhatched pipped eggs but it's only a risk. There is no way to tell for sure this would or would not happen.

    Good luck with your hatch and please do pop by the incubating section.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
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  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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