can they touch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aubreynoramarie, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    the eggs in the bator. the instructions say to lay them all out wihtout them touching, but it would make them easier to turn if they could touch...
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I let them touch all the time.
     
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Quote:AWESOME, THANKS!
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Good grief, the more you can fit in there, the more chicks you have!!!!!
     
  5. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    I have so many egg getting ready to go in the bator that i was trying to figure out how in the world I was going to fit them.. I know a good handful will never develop because of what i believe to be a lethal gene, I was going to stack them.. Then I realized that if I lifted the sides of the bator to "turn" them, there is a chance a few could roll and that concerned me... SOOOOO.... I may put them standing up on the pointy end against each other so they basically hold each other up... They will be in the same position they would be in cartons but without the cartons... Once I cull the ones that don't develop, I can see if i can put them in actual cartons or lay them on their sides...

    Do you think that will work?

    Maybe I will come up with something that will hold all the eggs in that position but will hold more than a turner does... 42 eggs is just NOT enough!! [​IMG]

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  6. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boyers, Pa
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  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Quote:[​IMG] but i agree, 42 is just not enough.
     
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    They touch when they're under the broody hen, so why not? [​IMG]
     
  9. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    good point, thanks everybody!
     

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