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Automatic Turner Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SpringtownEggLady, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. SpringtownEggLady

    SpringtownEggLady In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    Springtown, Texas
    I've got two hova bator incubators. I was going out of town and leaving my husband to do the egg turning. [​IMG] I wasn't sure if this was really a good idea since I would be away for two weeks! I went ahead and bought automatic egg turners. Then all he had to do was monitor the temperature and humidity. I returned after 2 weeks and so far so good. Now my question - when it's lockdown time - I turn off the turners and leave them in? or am I supposed to remove the eggs from the turners and lay them on the floor of the bator as before? Any help would be appreciated.

  2. 92Pony

    92Pony Songster

    Mar 1, 2010
    South Carolina
    I'm pretty much a newbie (just finished my 3rd hatch), but everything I've read - and what I've done all 3 times - is to remove the eggs from the turner and lay them on the floor of the bator on day 18.


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