Should I??????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I bought a pair of Standard Cochins (Black), they are in with Babs (BO) and Matilda (RIR) I have 4 eggs, 2 I know are from Babs and/or Matilda. The other 2 are different shaped and I think are from Scarlett (cochin hen) Wondering if I should stick them in the bator [​IMG]
    I am waiting on a dozen Golden Phoenix Eggs, but my last staggered hatch went well...... [​IMG]
  2. Of course you should! [​IMG]
  3. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    When you stagger your hatch how do you increase your humidity near the hatch date for the first eggs without negatively effecting the second hatch?

    I am wanting to mix some chicken and guinea eggs. The chicken eggs are stolen from a hen and will be nineteen days from hatch, the guinea eggs will be fresh and twenty eight days to hatch. I'm not sure how to handle the humidity thing.
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Like most of us who are "Hatch Addicts" [​IMG]
    You buy a second Bator to use as a Hatcher. I picked up a Hova still air and it has worked great as a hatcher, in fact I have 4 BO chicks bouncing around in there now, one pipped egg and 4 still waiting to see.
    Of course I ended up with a second Turner which will only make me buy a 3rd Circulated air bator so I can hatch twice as many eggs. [​IMG]
    I was a good wife and asked Hubby if I should set the eggs, his response " might as well and see what happens" I [​IMG] my hubby.

    I did finally manage to move the now 5 brooders out of my bathroom and into the spare bathroom.......[​IMG]

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