Advice please....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buzzard chick, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just purchased a turner for me incubator because I will be returning to work sooner than expected. I have egg in the incubator now that are12 days along. Do you think they will be ok if I put them in the turner now? Thanks for any advice I've always turned manualy.

    Jen
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd go ahead and put them in. I did that once when one of my turners quit and I had to get parts for it.
     
  3. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, i wasn't sure if the different positioning would hurt them. Thanks:frow
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No problem at all to make the exchange. It will not effect hatch ratios. Only thing that would do that is dropping them. Which a few of us out there over the years have done.
     
  5. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've come close to dropping them too. Haven't done it yet though. Thanks for the reply.
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  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The only concern I can think of is that the turner motor will produce some heat, so keep an eye on temps after you put it in to make sure they don't go too high. Otherwise, it should be fine.

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  7. buzzard chick

    buzzard chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did notice that it produced some heat and I had to turn it down a bit. I thought it was just me. Thanks for clarifying, I'm glad I kept and eye on it.

    Jen
     

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