affects of not turning eggs =/

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joe17, May 26, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Well........ I asked what I should do to prevent detached air sacs in shipped eggs. Some one said not to turn the eggs the first 6 days, some say the first ten days. Well I didnt turn them the first 3 days and thats all. I know I am supposed to turn the eggs yadyayayaya! Someone said that not turning the eggs the first 3 days will likely kill them all! What do you think my chances are for the 2 dozen to hatch??? It was just the first 3 days. What are the affects of not turning the eggs?? Will they have problems during hatch?? Im soooooooooooooooooooooooooo nervous! These were from Bobbi POrto to so they are VERY special. I need some re assurance!
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Well some broody hens trans out so bad that they don't barly move at all and still hatch eggs... so - at that develpoment level (from embryolog class) there is tons going on, but if the embryo does not 'stick' to the shell all is good.

    so if you turn them and the yolk moves in a few seconds (like up to 20)...
  3. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    "so if you turn them and the yolk moves in a few seconds (like up to 20)..."

    what does that mean?? Oh and do you think they stuck to the shell already?? Why is that sooo bad!?
  4. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    I actually just did a little experiment with 7 of my own eggs. During the whole process I may have turned the eggs 5 times and out of the 7 eggs 6 have hatched and everyone is fine. I have a forced air homemade cabinet incubator.
  5. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go??? 9 Years

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    I've been told it's a good idea to not turn for the first 3 days to allow loose air cells to reattach. I've done this several times with no issues. Broody hens may take that long to get going on it, not sure.
    I think yours will be fine.
    Happy Hatching!
  6. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    you dont know how much of a relief this is tooo me!!!!!!!!!! I was sooo worried because people kept telling me that none would hatch and how horrible it was to not turn eggs. Hopefully I get a good hatch! These are extra special because these are Bobbi Porto b/b/s silkie eggs! I want atleast one chick out of 24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Shipped eggs should always be stored pointy end down for the first 24 hours at least to allow the embryo to settle. A momma hen can leave her eggs for up to about 10 days without starting to incubate them, so turning is recommended until about day 18, but clearly you can get away with a lot!
    Good luck with the hatch,

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