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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tcal, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a staggered hatch coming 3 days apart. I am turning by hand.
    Do I NOT open up and turn the 2nd set of eggs after the 18th day of the first ones OR if I do it quickly will it be OK?

    AARG! I'm a big dummy!
     
  2. lady chicken whisperer

    lady chicken whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people will tell you NOT to open up your bator again, but if you absolutely feel the need, just try to do it as quickly as possible. How many eggs will you be turning?

    We have a homemade incubator and we cut a small square in the side so we could open that up to turn instead of opening up the whole top. Doesnt change the humidity at all.
     
  3. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 2nd set is 7 eggs.
     
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    When you reach in to turn just throw in a small sponge that has hot water in it.
    Not sure how the other hatches will do from having to up the Hum for the first batch ?
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard several times that there isn't really a need to turn after day 14. Your eggs will be fine, I'm sure.
     
  6. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks folks!
     

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