Lock Down Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FunnyBird, May 12, 2010.

  1. FunnyBird

    FunnyBird Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2010
    I have a staggered hatch coming up. There are 2 days between hatches.

    So I have a problem. [​IMG]

    1. If I am supposed to turn my eggs (been using an auto turner) how can I do that when I am in lockdown on my first set? [​IMG]

    2. If my eggs have a large hatch gap like 48 hours from first pip to last one out is it safe to open the incubator to remove dry chicks? [​IMG]

    Thanks for the help everyone! [​IMG]

    Three days till my first ever lockdown [​IMG]
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I would remove the turner when the first set is ready for lockdown. Two days shouldn't be that bad on the second batch. Yes you can remove the dry chicks but I would have a warm bottle of water ready to mist the inside to help keep the humidity stable. Good luck. [​IMG]
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2009
    North Texas
    Or I have heard that you can crank up the hot water in the shower and take them in there so you wont lose humidity if you open the bator

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