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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by molly1chickens, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. molly1chickens

    molly1chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 13, 2016
    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?
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    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.
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Egghead gave you great advice! I second that! ;)
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    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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