can I leave my eggs for 2 days without turning them?

molly1chickens

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I have seven chicken eggs in a manual incubator, however I am away for the 4-5th day so I can not turn them. Will this we ok? Will my chicks be affected?
 

Egghead_Jr

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Of course you can leave for two days. Will it effect the hatch rate? Hard to say how much. With all the variables and things that can throw a hatch missing a day of turning is not a big factor. On a side note eggs only need to be turned to day 14. If you can turn more frequently than twice a day I'd do that. First thing morning, after work and just before bed is a reasonable to do.
 

howfunkyisurchicken

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Or you could get fancy and get an auto turner, and never have to worry about this again ;)

But I agree, sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
 

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