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Staggered hatches...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mamaboyd, May 5, 2008.

  1. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2007
    Since I couldn't wait to put what eggs I have in the incubator tonight, I was wondering if when I put what eggs I get from my girls tomorrow in tomorrow night, will I still be able to put the chicks all in together in the same brooder once they have hatched seeing as there should only be about a day's difference in age. They are all the same breed of chickens, so there won't be a size difference etc.
  2. wildthing

    wildthing Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2008
    A day apart will make no difference at all. Many times you can set eggs at the same time and they hatch across 2 or 3 days.
  3. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Springville, Indiana
    Normally they don't hatch all on the same day anyway, so it should be good. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 6, 2008
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    They should be fine but after that I wouldn't add any more eggs to the bator unless you have a 2nd incubator to use for hatching.

    Good luck with them!

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