Staggered hatch question

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

  1. BroosterSpringsteen

    BroosterSpringsteen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    NW North Carolina
    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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