THEY FIT -almost...please help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    So I got 53 eggs in the mail yesterday, let them set overnight. I rearranged my bators and got all but 4 in (small ones). Is there any harm in setting them on top(of the other eggs) for a few days? I have a force air bator so temp should be uniform everywhere right? I just hate to go make another one when we all know you lose some shipped eggs, not to mention I don't have the space really. I can set a removable wire rack over the other eggs, would that be a better idea? [​IMG]
    Krista
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    That's fine til you go to candle the first time on day 7, if you have clears you can remove those and then will have room...That's what I do in my smaller incubator...

    You can set them on top or along a side if there is a turner....
     
  3. homeandbarnbasics

    homeandbarnbasics Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with TuffOldHen, a removable wire rack would be best, but you can even stack them on top of each other for a few days. I have had to do it and have not noticed a decrease in hatchs or fertility.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree. We all need a bigger bator [​IMG]

    Around day 7 when you candle and remove clear eggs you'll free up room.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    GREAT, that eases my mind. I figured I couldn't be the first to get too many eggs [​IMG]
    THANK YOU! [​IMG]
    Krista
     

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