Staggerd Hatch: Can I set new eggs while others are on lockdown?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bravo, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    I have a dillema, my eggs were set to hatch yesterday and are running behind schedule (if they ever hatch--at this point I am doubtful).

    I had other eggs arrive in the mail yesterday and have let them sit for 24 hrs but need to set them.

    Can I do both at the same time in the same incubator???
  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    this i would suggest no for a few reasons,
    1 being during lockdown incubator is not suppose dot be open that way to keep humidity up so chicks dont get shrink wrapped
    2 during lockdown humidity is higher so putting in new eggs would be a bad thing as they need a lower humidity,
    3 since these will be newly devoloping eggs, having chicks hatch from the lockdowned eggs could possibly knock the air cell out of place or just jumple up the newly deveolooped embryo, causing death or birth defects

    there are more but these are the basics
  3. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Glenn HWY Alaska
    I don't know how late your incubator eggs are, or how old the new ones are, but can you keep the new ones in a cool (not cold) place another day and turn them? The ones in the incubator should have a chance to make it.

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