Incubate now or later?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by darajosami, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. darajosami

    darajosami Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, I have a dozen fertile eggs I am wanting to put in my incubator, but I will be away for a full day and possibly not home until late on about day 7 and 8 if I start tomorrow. I have heard you should have the incubator going 24 hours before so would you wait unti you get back (Sunday) or just do it?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always let my incubator run for at least 24hrs prior to make sure the temp is going to stay steady & not fluctuate. I would look at the manufacture directions on the incubator you are using or just wait a couple more days. Just make sure the eggs are stored at room temp with small side down.[​IMG] And only for a few more days. How old are the eggs? I never let mine go over a week dormant.


    The comment about not possibly being home on day 7 or 8...They should be incubating & fine by then.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014
  3. darajosami

    darajosami Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, I will do that. What about going away? Is it safe to leave them all day and most of the night? I am assuming it is fine but I have never incubated eggs before.
     
  4. ChickyChickens

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    It will be fine.
     
  5. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    agreed. Just check water level and temp before you leave and when you return. I have hatched out a few batches, but I learn more every time. The 1st round I watched them all the time, except for when I went to work. But now I am much more laid back about the whole hatching process. There are a lot of members on here with much more knowledge than myself on the process, so if you have any further questions, let us know.
     

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