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The thing to do is collect eggs for a week and then set them all at the same time. That way they’ll hatch within 24 hours (approx) of each other. Before you put them in the incubator store them in an egg carton in a cool place. Tilt the egg carton so one end is a couple of inches higher and swap ends (turn the carton) a few times a day.

This mimics what a mother bird would do - lay an egg a day turning them but not sitting on them until she has a decent number. Only once the sitting begins does the incubation (sitting) start.

Before you do all this plan out housing for the chicks and, later, growing young birds. They can’t move in with their parents until they’re close to fully grown - this will be about 4 months of age. Also make a plan for what you’ll do with an male offspring. They will be almost impossible to sell as pets.

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