Good Easter Morning everyone! After almost 2 years since having my last chickens due to an unexpected move, I am finally getting back to it. I got my eggs yesterday from a local-ish breeder (actually drove a few hours away, but that's still better than shipping, right?) and put them into my Brinsea this morning. The only issue is that I actually have a few too many for the auto-turner to do it's job and the extra incubator I ordered won't arrive until Tuesday (huge shipping snafu. The one they shipped last week was broken and I had to get a new one shipped). I've never turned eggs by hand before, but figure I can do that for a few days so they'll be hatching on the weekend when my nephew can be here to watch (he's VERY excited). Soooo... how much should I turn them (angle)? The Brinsea turns the eggs between 90 and 120 degrees each time. Is that what I should mimic by hand? Or should I turn them the full 180? Is it ok to have them stand on end (pointy end down of course)? Sorry for the dumb questions. I'm not new to hatching, but I've always been able to let the Brinsea do all the work before.
Yes, you can leave them standing up. You can turn them 180°, but be sure you are not turning them the same direction every time. Also, turn them an odd number of times per day.
Edited by MotorcycleChick - 3/27/16 at 8:59am