1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Automatic Turner Question

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

  1. SpringtownEggLady

    SpringtownEggLady In the Brooder

    15
    1
    32
    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

    159
    2
    111
    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.


    Wade
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by