Problems with Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Perspicacity, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity New Egg

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    Hey (Second problem for a newbie here :p)

    I was silly enough to put eggs in completely different times, and one of my eggs are on Day 18 and are due to hatch this weekend. I have no clue what to do with the other remaining 18 eggs and I can't go out and buy another incubator as they are very pricey. Do I just leave the eggs without turning it or leave it with the egg at the same humidity?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    You can stop turning around day 14 so it's not all as haywire as you assume. The problem is the humidity as you need to raise it. What this means is the last eggs set wont have had as long to release moisture and the air sacs will be small. Again not critical just not ideal.

    Stop turning eggs and raise the humidity to 70% RH. As you guessed most people doing staggered hatches use a separate incubator as the high humidity hatcher and place the eggs in it day 18.
     
  3. Perspicacity

    Perspicacity New Egg

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    So should I just leave them all in the incubator?
     
  4. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless you have a second Bator or broody hen then yes leave them in. As soon as the hatch is done lower your humidity.
     
  5. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are the other eggs on?
     

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