Staggered hatch question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BroosterSpringsteen, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm expecting eggs, and it looks like some may possibly be arriving late. I don't want to wait to set the ones that are already here. If I do go ahead and set, this will make my hatches most likely 3-4 days apart.

    So they can start out the same, but here's my question...I'm doing dry incubation, and raising humidity at lockdown. If I raise humidity at lockdown for the first batch, could it negatively impact the 2nd batch? They'll be at day 15, so I feel like this still gives them a lot of time to lose liquid mass and develop sufficient air cells beforehand. And then they'll go into lockdown right after I remove the first chicks. Thoughts?
     

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