how to arrange eggs in the bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by urbanagrarian, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more hatching newbie question here.

    My egg rack has room for 42 eggs. If I'm only setting 8 or so, would I spread them out or clump them together?

    Does it matter? What do others do?

    Thanks everyone.

    Urban Agrarian
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  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I always put mine right in the middle if I'm only doing a few. Just a personal preference.
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It kinda depends on your incubator. If you have a fan to circulate the air and keep temps consistent throughout the incubator, then it really doesn't matter where you place them. I like to place mine more toward the middle, but I have a fan, so it's purely a preference thing for me. Of course, once I remove the turner, I try to place them where I can view them easily through the windows.

    If you don't have a fan, then you will want to place them so that they all have relatively equal temps, so it will depend on where your heat element is.

    Does this help?

    Lori
     
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Mine has a fan too. LOL
     
  5. urbanagrarian

    urbanagrarian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I have a fan, so from what you all say I guess it won't matter. I'l probably place them in the middle though becasue it just seems more clutch-like.

    With luck, tommorrow I'll get some eggs to put in it.

    Urban Agrarian
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