Overcrowded incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by calamityfarm, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. calamityfarm

    calamityfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2012
    Hi All, I had wonderful viability in the 18 eggs I set. 17 of them are going into lockdown. I've never hatched out more than 14 in this incubator. It is wall to wall eggs in there. No space between eggs. Is this a concern? I could bust out my old, much larger, incubator but I questioned how well it was holding temp. If I did that I'd divide the hatch. Any thought? It's a wonderful problem to have. Glad I relocated the incubator because it did wonders for the eggs! Thanks
  2. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 29, 2012
    Tyro-Lexington, NC
    You will be fine. Once a few chicks hatch out, take about half out at a time and you'll have no problem with too many chicks in there at a time.

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