Staggered Hatch Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cruiser, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I have 23 eggs on day 18 today & 10 on day 17 today. I do have a hatcher. So do I
    (1) put the 23 in today & put the 10 in tomorrow
    or
    (2) put the 10 in a day early
    or
    (3) put the 23 in a day late?

    As of right now I'm going with #1.
    Thanks Jason
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Im new so count my advice as newwbie advice. but if there only a day apart cant you hatch them all together?
    then you wont have to move anyone , just up youre humidity?
     
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Throw them all in the hatcher the same day. At this point one day won't make a huge difference. Probably worse to open the bator again tomorrow than put them all in at the same time. Not turning one day won't matter a ton.
    Good luck!
    Christina

    PS- try to candle before you put them in the hatcher, too
     
  4. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We I will still have to move them. I have more eggs I just put in the other day. But my hatcher is fired up & holding temp. & humidity. So moving isn't a big deal. Thanks
     
  5. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    Since you have a hatcher go ahead and move the ones that are on day 18 today. Then tomorrow move the ones that will be on day 18. I would move the second batch speedy like so you don't lose much humitity. Good luck and happy hatching![​IMG]
     
  6. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That what I was beginning to think & yes I was going to candle.
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2009
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Like Christina said, Id move them all to the hatcher when the first bunch is on day 18 or even 19. Instead of opening the hatcher twice. [​IMG]
     
  8. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm going to wait until almost bedtime so they will be on 18 1/2 days & move them all.
     
  9. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am glad you asked this question because I am gonna be in the same boat when the time comes. They are about 1 day a part in the bator.
    Thx!
     

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