How much space do eggs need to hatch???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by princetonpeeps, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. princetonpeeps

    princetonpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea, were newbees over here...

    We are about to hatch our first batch of chicks in our homemade bator next weekend!!! [​IMG]

    Was wondering tho, how much space do the eggs need to hatch? They look a bit crowded in there, an many eggs are touching. Will that bother the chicks?

    Thought we'd thin out the eggs a bit. But after candling, it appears that all 22 are fertile, and growing!


    Thanks!
     
  2. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I move my eggs from the incubator to the hatcher, they're packed in there fairly close. They can move a bit but I like them close so when one chick moves out he bumps the other eggs around a bit to encourage the other chicks to hatch. The incubator holds 270 eggs, figure 240 make it to lockdown, all 240 fit in 4 trays.
     
  3. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X-2 on that.Touching is OK....cva34
     
  4. princetonpeeps

    princetonpeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replys!

    We were hoping they be able to get out without much trouble!
     

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