Question about the timing of separate hatches in one incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kelly G, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I am getting ready to set 24 eggs in my new Brinsea......I'm soooooo excited, I can hardly wait! This is my very first attempt at hatching eggs.

    Anyway, when I candle at 7 days and throw out the non-progressing eggs, is it possible to put new eggs in to replace the ones I took out? I recognize there will be a one week difference in the time they hatch, but can it be done successfully? Has anyone done this?

    Will upping the humidity on day 18 for the first batch "drown" the second batch?

    Is this my "reason" to get a second Brinsea? [​IMG]
  2. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I wanted to add that I only have one rooster covering about 30 hens, so my fertility is going to be pretty low - that's why I want to candle them and replace those from the first one batch that weren't fertile.
  3. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    I was about to post the same question. I placed 20 serama eggs in the bator last Friday morning, and I have someone giving me some OE eggs this Saturday. Can hatching a week apart be done?

    Thank you!
  4. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2009
    Lindale, TX
    It would be easier if you had that second bator to use as a designated hatcher. [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I never do this unless I have a separate bator set up for proper hatching conditions. Then you can take whatever eggs are on Day 18 and transfer them over to the hatcher.
  6. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Well, then! I guess I'm off to look for another Brinsea!!!!!!!! Thanks, guys!

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