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PS  I've never incubated eggs but I don't think they need to be turned until you put in incubator and start the process.

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could joi us here! I would store and turn your eggs prior to the incubation process starting. Here is an extract from "Hatching eggs 101"
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Place the eggs upright in an egg carton with the FAT, air cell end of the egg UP! Allow eggs to sit in a moderately cool, somewhat humid place for storage. Basements are great. Moderately cool means 55-65 degrees. Rotate your eggs a 3 times a day to keep the embryo from sticking. An easy way to turn all of the eggs at once is to place a thick book under one end of the carton, and later remove the book and put it under the other end of the carton, 3 times a day. Before adding eggs to the incubator always WARM eggs UP slowly to room temperature. IF THE EGGS ARE COLD Condensation can cause bacterial growth on the eggs! You can collect eggs up until 10 days or so, but after the 7th day lower hatch rates may result. "

This is how I store mine and it's worked great.
This article is a bible on incubation ~http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

Good luck with your new incubator fl.gif
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