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2 days with no turning, are they dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by VaM715, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. VaM715

    VaM715 Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Fincastle, VA
    I have been gone for a few days and while I was out, my turner quit working. Looks like I had about 40-48 hours with no turning. Shoud I run the hatch out or do you think the may have died?

  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Sometimes people go out of town for a few days and can't even hand turn the eggs so they should be fine.. I'd say they will still hatch out. What day are you on?
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 10 Years

    Aug 19, 2008
    they will probably be fine. two days isn't really enough to cause any damage at all! [​IMG]
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    For those who don't have an automatic turner, how often do you turn yours by hand?
  5. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I hand turn mine and I turn them in the morning and At night so twice a day, the do fine.
  6. foghorn3796

    foghorn3796 Hatching

    Aug 23, 2008
    they will be fine because it has only been 2 days so they will be ok no worries just make sure that if you leave have someone come over and turn them

    p.s.post pics when they hatch [​IMG]
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I am sure they will be okay. As far as turning, I generally turn them three times, but I think it comes down to individual schedules, some people do two, some more.
    Though I have heard its not the greatest idea to open the incubator a lot.
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    My turner went off track for three days before I noticed they were STILL in the same position again when I checked. I had a good hatch rate so I would wait it out. They are all prob just fine. Good luck!

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