Moving eggs while the chicks are hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by owen8082, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. owen8082

    owen8082 New Egg

    May 1, 2010
    This is my first experience with hatching eggs in an incubator, so I have nothing to go by but what I have read, so please bear with me..... I have read that eggs should not be moved when they start to hatch, but the first little guy out has decided to relocate every egg in the incubator. How detrimental to my hatch rate will this be???
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    It is more detrimental to your hatch rate that you not open the incubator during lockdown and hatching. I hatch almost 200 at a time and I only open the hatcher once a day, so there is a lot of moving around. Humidity is a BIGGER concern.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012

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