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Lockdown Sunday - but I need to add 24 more eggs, what do I do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by littledirtlane, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. littledirtlane

    littledirtlane Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Richlands, NC
    Ok - new to the hatching in an incubator. I am on day 17 with my 20 silkie eggs, all are doing wonderfully. I just got 2 dozen more silkie eggs this morning in the mail....do I set them? I don't want them to get old - the others don't hatch until Wednesday. I am sure you guys will have a solution - I hope you can help...my second batch are beautiful Porto eggs....help!

    Thanks so much! [​IMG]

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    You can do a couple things... You canstore them until the bator is ready ..If so keep them in a cools place and be sure to turn three times daily.. Or you can toss em in right before you do lockdown.. i really dont think the extra humidity will hurt and I have been stuck at wrok before the first three days of a set and they werent turned had a 92% hathc rate....
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I would put them in before lockdown. It shouldn't hurt them at all.

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