Incubator lock down

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bjoslyn, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. bjoslyn

    bjoslyn Hatching

    Apr 10, 2017
    What does everyone do with there eggs after they take them out of the auto turner for lock down? We just laided them on the screen in side. A few hatched but after they did they bounced around moving the other eggs. Is this normal? The other eggs didn't hatch, after a few days we took them out and I opened them. Two were fully grown the others weren't close. I'm wondering if the chicks bouncing around messed them upbb
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I simply lay my eggs on their sides. Sure, they do get bounced around a bit when the first ones hatch, but its likely no more than when they are under a broody hen. There were likely other reasons why your others did not hatch. Feel free to ask on this thread -

    Best wishes
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under bjoslyn [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I have no incubator experience, only hatches under a broody hen but as you have already received some great advice from Ken, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    some leave the hatched chicks in for awhile, they feel the bumping around and chirping - encourages others to hatch.

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