Automatic Turners?

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

  1. daxoxa

    daxoxa Hatching

    Jul 31, 2017
    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

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop

    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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