I am a newbie at the chicken biz. I just purchased a little giant forced air incubator, have access to fertilized eggs, and am ready and prepped to start incubating.
I do not have an automatic turner. I am semi-retired, only working 10 days a month, but the days I am at work, would the embryos/chicks be harmed if i turned them just before leaving for my eight hours shift, and then again as soon as I got home? I know the advise is at least 3-4 times a day, and that some people turn theirs every 2 hours. This will not be a problem for me on off days, but what do you think about the days where I will be gone 9 hours during the day? Do you think they will survive? Appreciate any advise you can give. (BTW...the real Mrs. Kluck was my kindergarten teacher 58 years ago! I never forgot her. The classroom was filled with chicken pictures....statues..and books)