Can I wait 9 hours inbetween turns?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chippysmom327, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the last 8 days of my incubation, I'm going to be in school and no one will be able to turn the eggs. I can't afford an automatic turner and I was wondering if I could turn once at 6:30 AM, 3 PM, and 11 PM? Would 8 1/2-9 hours be too long for the eggs to stay on one side?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Folks do this very thing successfully all the time.
     
  3. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! :)
     

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