what to do

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crazy Rooster, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Crazy Rooster

    Crazy Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    have a hatch ready for lock down in 5 days. Someone gave my daughter 1 duck egg and 3 bannie eggs so we put them in with the others. they are fertile can i still turn them in the lock down stage if done quickly?
     
  2. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let me ask... You have a current clutch in the incubator... It is due to go into lockdown in 5 days.. If this is the correct situation, then I would wait till this hatch is completed..

    Reason #1 If you have a styrobator you will be opening it up at least 3 times daily for turning. Though that isn't a lot, it just gives mr. murphy a reason to visit.

    Reason #2 As those little chicks start hatching, they will play kick ball with any egg in that bator. If you put them in there now, it could be 7 days before the last of your hatch is removed, therefore once again allowing Mr. Murphy a reason to visit and watch chicken soccer.

    I would just wait... As long as these eggs are fresh, 7 days shouldn't hurt them.. Just make sure you store them small side down and give them a little gentle turn 3 times daily till you put them in your bator..

    My 2 cents.

    Oh and [​IMG] from West Monroe, Louisiana!
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
  3. Crazy Rooster

    Crazy Rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    no we put the other four eggs in a week ago. so i guess chances are we will lose the four?
     

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