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ok to add eggs to bator 2nd day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sunnydt, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to add more eggs to the incubator the next day after they are set? If so how many days can go by till you can't add anymore.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    yes it is but remember that they will hatch a day latter, so you need to make them well marked so you know which is which, you can do it up to 3 days tops, but you also need to remember also that you will stop turning all eggs at the same time so you don't need to have to 'bator open, it will not hurt to stop early, any dried chicks will need to be remove as soon as possible quickly, so the eggs that are left are not kick around to much,
     
  3. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your reply. That helps a lot.
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    When I set eggs and want to add some more, I will do it for the next day only. I mark them with +1 so I know they'll be in the hatcher an extra day.
     
  6. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have enough room in there for 5 more eggs anyway. Then I will have a total of 42. [​IMG]
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good luck with your hatch! What are you hatching?
     
  8. sunnydt

    sunnydt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hatching blue and black ameraucanas, blue and black copper marans, olive eggers, and a couple easter eggers
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What a great choice of breeds. They will surely give you a nice colorful egg basket. Best wishes for your hatch.
     
  10. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, hope your hatch goes really really good
     

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