multiple hatch dates for one bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dfchaser, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to start the incubator tomorrow. I was hoping to fill it, but such was not the case. I am wondering if it would be possible to have an incubation area and a hatching area. Removing the eggs from the incubator when the turning is supposed to stop into another vessel for hatching. If that will work, what does this other container need to have besides humid/temp?
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    If you are using a tabletop styrofoam incubator its virtually impossible to stagger hatch, unless you have a second incubator. The differences in humidity stop you from doing as such. High humidity for the eggs that are hatching will kill the developing eggs, and the low humidity for the developing eggs will stop the eggs that are hatching.
     
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  3. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of removing the eggs that are ready to hatch into another container completely.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just wondering why the humidity being 15-20 % higher for like 3 or 4 days would be that bad for the other eggs.

    What kind of container? Do you mean like another incubator?
     
  5. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of container? Do you mean like another incubator?

    Yea, i supposed. I guess i will need to construct something that can maintain the proper humidity and temp. Do i need anything else in there?​
     
  6. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    i use another incubator for my hatcher and always seem to have a stagger hatch with my LG incubator...
     

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