A Couple Questions about Incubating...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gresh, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I have an incubator without a turner, how often do I need to turn the eggs myself? Also, will a still air incubator do serious harm to hatchability or chick health?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Edwards' East of Eden

    Edwards' East of Eden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turn them a minimum of three times a day - five is better - but always an odd number of times. It's easiest if you cut the tops off an egg carton and hot glue it to a piece of 3/4" or so PVC, and just lean the carton from side to side.

    You'll have much better results if you can put an old pc fan into the still air. Lots of instructions on here how to go about doing that. Search pc fan.
     

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