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


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?
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.
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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