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staggered hatch with one incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lemondsm, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. lemondsm

    lemondsm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2010
    Yulee, FL
    I have eggs on day 11 in the incubator. A friend offered me 12 eggs because thy have too many and they are just going to toss them if I don't want them. I was wondering if I took them what would I do when I lock down the first batch. I do not have a turner. What do you think? Any suggestions? Should I not even bother?
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

    May 1, 2011
    Olathe, Kansas
    Hmmm.. you would need another bator. 70-80% is wayyy too much for eggs not on lockdown.
  3. lemondsm

    lemondsm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2010
    Yulee, FL
    That's what I was thinking but sometimes I am surprised at some of the creative things people come up with on here. Thank you.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I agree - another bator.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
  6. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put "staggered hatch" into the search box and you may get some ideas....I just read one.. where a lady did it a few times by misting the eggs that were hatching with a spray bottle of water and hand turning for a few days for the ones that are not ready yet.....hope this helps....

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