Automatic Turners?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by daxoxa, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. daxoxa

    daxoxa Hatching

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    So recently I've been trying to hatch some of the eggs are chickens lay to try and build up our flock. So I started using our automatic turner, and I've been able to get the eggs to day 18 with living embryos, but it seems like as soon as I remove them from the turners, which they're in a virticle position, to laying on the wire, a horizontal position, they die and never make it to hatch. Is the sudden position change somehow killing them, and if so is there a way I can help it and still use the automatic turners?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    No, it wouldn't be the position doing it. Can you give us more information, like what temperature you are using, whether the incubator is still air or forced, and your humidity?
     
  3. I am going to guess small air cells due to high humidity drowning the chicks. They are ok until they need to breathe.
     

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