Originally Posted by TK Poultry
well I hand turn my eggs, because I don't like using the egg turner. I use a pencil to write on the eggs not a marker because I read that was bad. I kept and usually keep my humidity between 30%-40% and usually have it at about 60% during lockdown. I put a sponge in there for the extra humidity. Could a loose glass thing on top be a cause?
This is a great thread, thanks for starting it. I have marked my eggs for turning purposes with a black sharpie - is that really bad? They aren't even my eggs, so I hope not!
I have a weird situation on my hand, and this seems like a good place to ask about it if you don't mind a slight de-tour from op's question. Due to the storms and a few other factors, I will be recieving eggs I won at acution two weeks after winning them. I had other eggs I wanted to put with them, but obviously I couldn't wait that long so I had to put one batch under two broodies and one batch (my friend's) in the incubator. I have only one incubator, and someone suggested moving the ones in there now under a broody (as long as they are not all viable there will be enough room). Oh- but put all of the ones set to hatch the same day under the same broody, then the ones in the incubator under the other broody so that I don't have lockdown going on while the third set of eggs still needs to be turned. My friend that the eggs belong to doesn't want to move them out of the incubator.
I am in Florida, where the humidity is always high anyway, so would it be bad to leave them in the bator and just turn the second set when there are no pips going on and I can open the lid? I can't believe how complicated this all got!!