newbie to hatching question

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by yoyobantam, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. yoyobantam

    yoyobantam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    ok... I hope this question isn't too [​IMG]
    if you only have one incubator, and 2 hens laying here and there, so your collecting eggs at random dates.... How do you deal with lock-down?


    thank in advance for the help,
    Terri, Kung Pao, Sesame and Ginger
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    they should be turned a minimum of 2 weeks to keep from sticking. normally a couple days wont hurt but i upped my humidity to 65 till one day before the first ones were due then 70. they hatched out over a period of 4 days. that is the longest time i have stretched out a hatch
     
  3. yoyobantam

    yoyobantam Out Of The Brooder

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    So, what I am wondering is can I have different hatch dates for eggs incubating in the same incubator?
    If I stick a batch in one week and then a second batch a week or so later...
    Can I still get away with opening the incubator to turn eggs that still need to be turned even when I am not turning eggs that are on lock-down?
     

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