Staggered Hatch - Question on hatched chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Azure Acres, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Azure Acres

    Azure Acres Chirping

    Jan 10, 2014
    NW Missouri
    I have chicks hatching today (12 eggs and. I think 6 will hatch) and 15 due the 20th in the same incubator. Not ideal, but we are making it work. The hatching eggs are laying on the grate and the other 15 are in cartons at the back of the incubator. So far one egg in the first batch has hatched, and the chick is climbing all over the eggs in the cartons. Any suggestions for keeping it from pooping on the second batch of eggs?

  2. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Songster

    May 23, 2013
    This is a tip from another BYC user... she used one of those berry baskets that strawberries come from over the top of her eggs to separate them by kind. Something like that, which will allow air to pass through would be perfect :)
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