3 Days Without Turning?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FOGELLY, May 16, 2011.


    FOGELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2010
    I started a new batch of eggs on Wednesday 5/11/11.
    I did not realize until Saturday morning that the arm on the turner motor had popped off and the turner was not turning.
    Can I still expect a normal hatch?
    These were shipped eggs by the way.
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    That is a hard one to answer definitely. According to this Florida incubation troubleshooting site, there are several things that can be caused by improper turning.


    This does not mean that any of these things will happen each and every time. It means that not properly turning them CAN cause problems. I'd expect some if not most of your eggs to hatch as they would have normally, but I would mentally be prepared for a poor hatch rate, even poorer than the normal with shipped eggs. Sometimes we can do a whole lot wrong and still do OK.
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    When I get shipped eggs I don't turn for the first 2-3 days. Gives them extra time to rest, plus I would think it would help if there are any loose air sacs. Never any problems.

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