Trying my hand at Staggered Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Riocotesei, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, So is there anything special I need to know?
    I have a forced air with a turner and a stil air for hatching.
    Any mistakes you have made?
    It sounds and seems straight foreward.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I would just say be sure you mark them well so you don't get the differnt batches mixed up.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    What is staggered hatching?
     
  4. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Staggering hatches means that you put the eggs in on different days so they hatch out at different times. A lot of people do this if they have a hatcher (or a second bator they use as a hatcher). I'm doing this now as I have one group of eggs that will be ready to move into my second bator for hatching on Wednesday, and a second batch that has only been in the bator for a few days. When my quail eggs arrive I'll be adding them to the bator, and then I'll move the chicken eggs out to the 'hatcher' when they are ready.

    Good luck, I'm excited to try this myself.
     
  5. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool good luck!
    I plan to date my eggs for the day they will be on 18 so I know when to tae them to the hatcher.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Well, you have a 2nd bator, that's better than I did. Just make sure you write the date on the big end of the egg, so you can see which are which. Also, try to seperate them by a week to make room for early and late hatchers, so you'll have time in between to clean the hatcher.
     
  7. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ditto [​IMG]
     
  8. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good thing you mentioned that because It crossed my mind last night and I was going to ask. [​IMG] Looks like you go to it before me.
    Thanks all.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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