Stagger hatches.Need help ASAP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quail kid, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. quail kid

    quail kid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I have some that have a 2 day difference so what can i do coz i have 2 turn the ones that are 2 day before but if i open the incubator the humidity will go away and the others maibe wont make it.
    Can someone tell me what to do plz they are due on wednesday.

    Thanks
     
  2. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have made a second incubator to use as my hatcher. I will remove my eggs from their original bator on day 18 and set them in the hatcher.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Treat them all like there on the same day , the closer to hatch day. 2 days of not turning wont kill them but temp and huimdity issues might . Good luck
     
  4. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
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    i saw on another thread that someone used to take a couple of chop sticks and put them through the holes in the top of the bator so they would not disturb the temp and humidity much while turning them.

    i think that using a couple of pencils with the eraser side on the eggs would work well enough too. i have yet to try this myself but i will be in the same situation in about 2 more weeks.
     
  5. quail kid

    quail kid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I got a spare incubator but the highest it will go is 96.8 F is that alright or should i do another thing?

    Thnx
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  6. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya'll are braver than me. I would never attempt a staggered hatch without a hatcher.
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:OK kid, you have just learned something... In the future you space your hatches farther apart, right?? good..

    do not turn the eggs, for 2 days, it won't hurt them as much as losing your hum% and heat.. just treat all the eggs equal from here on out..

    good luck
     

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