staggered hatch???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buzzard chick, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never done astaggered hatch. i have eggs due to hatch on the 5th. If I put some eggs in 5 days before will they be Ok when I up the humidity to hatch on the 5th?
    Any help is appreciated.

    Jen
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    You run the risk of drowning the non-18 dayers......it's best to have a seperate hatcher to do staggard hatches.
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
  4. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought. Thanks for the link. I'll give it a shot![​IMG]

    Jen
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I have staggered hatches all the time [​IMG] Never had a drowned chick even once.

    Now what I do, is I keep the humidty around 62-65....during all hatches.

    I use my incubator as a hatcher too. I incubate and hatch in the same incubator and haven't had any problems now that I have learned how to adjust my wafer correctly I have started having near to 100% hatches [​IMG] I no longer worry about the eggs. It may just be because I have an old faithful incubator or what, but I have no problems with this method. I normally wake up to a ton of chicks pretty much every other week [​IMG]
     
  6. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, I pretty much set the bator and go. I use it as a hatcher too. I've never had the experience of a staggered hatch or a hatcher. This would be a first.

    Jen
     

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