Trying to determine what time to set the eggs so that most of hatching will be during school hours..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4boysmom, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2007
    I have only been hatching 1x per year the last couple of years and can't remember what time of day I set the eggs so that most of the eggs will hatch while the kids are at school. I am considering staggering the time of day that I put the eggs in so that there will be some hatching all day. Any opinions?
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
    The coop
    I think that is the best option!
  3. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2013
    WOW ---- You have got it down to the time of day? That's amazing. I could pin it down to the day, but because of variations in heat or eggs, I wouldn't think time of day could be achieved. I do know if I set on Saturday, they hatch on Saturday if everything is set correctly. Getting them to hatch Monday - Friday would simply be setting Monday - Friday, but getting them to hatch day or night is quite a trick.
  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    I like your idea of setting them at different times throughout the day. I think that is your best bet.

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