best way to turn

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dadsdeercamp, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    i have 24 silkie eggs. 12 in LG with fan and turner. 12 in LG with a fan and no turner. i turn by hand at 7 am 3 pm and 11 pm but some times im as much as an hour late turning them.
    what is the best way to turn eggs?
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I turn my eggs whenever I think about it as long as it's an odd number of times. I work weird hours and can not always turn them the same time. It has never made a difference. My last hatch was 18 of 28 eggs, but every egg that showed development hatched. The ones that were taken out were clear. So I wouldn't worry as much. Just make sure they are turned an odd number of times.
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    right - turning is not an exact science. Just so long as they turn enough that the yolk doesn't stick to the shell.

    If you are using a carton just prop 1 end up & then the other.
  4. critterranch

    critterranch Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Red Creek, New York
    Quote:your doing fine i do 7am-10 am 12 pm-4pm 6pm-10 pm i try and aim for 7am 2pm 9 pm but it usually doesn't happen that much when i'm busy.

    you dont have to be exact. i do all my eggs this way duck and chicken.
  5. Crayonsmom

    Crayonsmom Songster

    Jun 29, 2009
    Well, I'm working on my first hatch, but I've been turning them in the morning before school (around 7), after school around 2pm, and before bed which can be fairly late. [​IMG]

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