Staggering hatch w/auto turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PTFarmer, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. PTFarmer

    PTFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it possible to stagger your hatch with an auto turner ? How would you do it if it was ? I received eggs today but won't receive the others till Saturday. I've only got 1 bator. Any suggestions ?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look for miss prissy's post on building a homemade incubator. You can use it for a hatcher, When you are down to the last 3 days, move them to the hatcher while leaving the later eggs in the bator .
    I made a homemade bator and use it for this. It was inexpensive to make and a lot of fun!!!!
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'm doing one sort of like that now... You can let your todays eggs sit til tomorrow, put them in the turner in the afternoon...then when Sat. eggs get there hopefully, let them rest abit and set them...When day 18 comes for the first set just stop both sets of eggs.. It shouldn't hurt the second set to stop turning a day early...they should hatch one day late from the first set...

    Atleast this is what I was told, so fingers crossed......I've never staggered any like this so I had asked for advice [​IMG] Guess I'll find out soon if it works...
     

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