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

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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?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egghead gave you great advice! I second that! ;)
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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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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