Incubating Bantams and Standard Together - Lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ncmtngal, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. ncmtngal

    ncmtngal In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2012
    I have 14 Silkies and 14 other larger breeds incubating together. In the past I've noticed that my Silkies hatch about a day or two before the others. I remember being surprised to see the little buggers hanging out in between the egg turners.

    But now I'm concerned. I don't have another incubator so I don't know how I could put the Silkies in lockdown separately a couple days before the others.

    Any advice?
  2. Dingo

    Dingo Songster

    If your last batch hatched fine I wouldn't worry about it. "Lock down" is more for stability with temp and humidity. Setting hens roll the eggs even as they're hatching, and they're the experts.
  3. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Songster

    Apr 8, 2010
    South Central Texas
    I haven't done any in in incubator yet but under a broody it has always been fine. lol. Like the PP said, if it was fine when you did it before I wouldn't worry too much. Good luck!

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