My first time incubating and hatching eggs, I have questions !!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Denece&Lacey, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are on day 15 with 24 eggs and then I put 10 others in the incubator 3 days after them. Is there anything I can do to hatch those eggs even though they are due to hatch 3 days apart? I dont want to have to buy another incubator to seperate them. Any advice would help. Thanks:jumpy
     
  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will have to take them all out of the turner, if you are useing one when the first eggs have only 2 days to go, that will make the later ones with 5 days to go. you can still hand turn the later ones for another day or 2 if you want. The humidity needs to be brought up to about 60-65 for the first batch to hatch and for it to still be safe for the others.
    After the first ones hatch and dry get them out into the brooder and try to clean the large egg shell pieces out without haveing it open for too long.
    The others will hatch when they are due and you can keep both batches in the brooder together.
     
  3. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that helps. I had thought about that I just didnt know if I could do that or not.
     
  4. twigg

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    Denece&Lacey :

    Thanks, that helps. I had thought about that I just didnt know if I could do that or not.

    Yeah, you can do it safely.

    Turning is less important in the third week. This is not me advocating stopping on day 14, btw, just sayin'​
     
  5. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help. [​IMG]
     

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