My Eggs Are Here.. Too Many for Bator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leecey411, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Songster

    May 31, 2007
    My eggs are here! In a buying frenzy I ordered three dozen, a dozen each from 3 sources. Everyone sent extras so I do not have enough spots in my turner for 2 eggs. Can I tape an egg into the turner positioned between some others? Can I glue a piece of an egg carton onto my turner as an extension? The eggs are resting before I set them. Any ideas would be great.
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Some people have just laid them on the side of the turner where there is extra space, and then just hand turned them until they candle and can cull some bad eggs, then slip them into the turner in their places
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Wow...I'd try what your suggesting but maybe someone else will chime in that has had this problem and knows a better answer.....Don't want to mess up your turner......I know I wouldn't toss them cause you will probably have a few clears when you candle on day 7 so thats out!...can't waste a good egg!...

    Lets see if we can't keep this post
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    I would do exactly what Lonecowboy said. If you try to attach the extras to the turner in some way you run the risk of overburdening the turner and burning up the motor.

    Best of luck with your hatch!!! What kinds of eggs did you order?

  5. leecey411

    leecey411 Songster

    May 31, 2007
    Hi Skeeter9,
    Well I was still high on my Serama hatch so I ordered Silkies, Naked Necks with the possibilities of some Showgirls and some Sizzles. I like funny looking chickens! Ihave 2 extra eggs. One is so porous I don't know if I should place it in at all. I think some of the silkie eggs are small enough that I may be able to squeeze one in between and tape it in place.
    I don't want to keep opening the bator to hand turn.
  6. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Yeah, I understand about not wanting to open the bator and turn. It's a pain in the butt!!! It really won't hurt the eggs, but I don't like to do it either.

    I would go ahead and set the porous one. I got an entire dozen of porous eggs a while back and several of them hatched, so there's a chance your will, too!!

    You sure are going to have an interesting mix of chickens!!! [​IMG] Isn't it fun to have some of everything!!!!!

  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I had a few too many one time, so I just laid them along the side with the most space until I had clear eggs that I took out.

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