Set 2 groups of eggs 24 hrs apart, help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Indigosands, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Indigosands

    Indigosands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 19 eggs at 9:00 am yesterday and then 9 more at 9:00 am today.WWYD regarding lockdown? I've been second guessing myself. First I thought I'd do a modified lockdown, quit turning the last group a day early, raise the humidity up halfway to 50-55% for the first 24 hrs and then up to 60-65% after but now I'm wondering if I should just go full lockdown a day early for the last group or make a hatcher really quick (something I'd considered when I though the eggs would arrive a day later than they did). Thoughts? What have you done in that situation?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I would stop turning both sets on the appropriate day and just wait a day to up the humidity. The only way I'd up the humidity early is if you've experienced early hatches (high temps).
    I missed moving eggs to the hatcher till one started pipping and didn't get the humidity up till several more started and all eggs that developed hatched just fine.
     
  3. Indigosands

    Indigosands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     

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