Staggered hatch, will this work?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sutillman, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. sutillman

    sutillman Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    south georgia
    I ended up with two sets of eggs, setting them a week apart. I do not have a hatcher. When it comes time to lockdown, can I take those eggs and put them under a broody hen?
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    You *could* put them under a broody but I would just leave them in the incubator and increase the humidity for the hatch and then lower it again until it's time for lockdown on your second batch of eggs. I did a staggered hatch recently and 9 out of 11 shipped eggs hatched a few days after my first batch hatched (set them three days apart I think). The second batch actually did way better than the first.

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