Lock down question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenpal147, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. chickenpal147

    chickenpal147 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some silkie eggs that go into lock down on Tuesday, but I also have some shipped duck eggs that went in yesterday. My question is the eggs are in an automatic turner what should I do since I have eggs that just went in and eggs that are going into lock down?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Listen, to start with---always figure and set eggs so this does not happen unless you have a second incubator to move the Lock-Down eggs to. But it is what it is so to answer your question---with a few question to start?? Do you only have the one incubator? Do you still have the duck eggs in the turner---turning?
     
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    chickenpal147 Out Of The Brooder

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    Only one bator. And the duck eggs got shipped later than they were supposed to and they are still in the turner turning. Lock down doesn't happen till Tuesday.
     
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    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    OK had to re-read your post----I took it that the duck eggs went into "lock-down" yesterday instead of being added to the incubator yesterday. OK this is what I would do in your situation----most egg turners for Styrofoam type incubators has the egg trays on the turner that can be removed if needed. I would remove 1 or 2---what ever I needed----place the silkie eggs on the bottom where you remove the tray/s. Increase the moisture---As soon as the silkies start hatching I would unplug the turner so none of the babies get pinched----let them hatch, remove and quickly clean up the mess and plug the turner back in. Good Luck
     
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