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Can you turn eggs too much?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Andi, May 21, 2010.

  1. Andi

    Andi Songster

    The worry-wart in me has me going in every couple hours and turning the eggs. Probably more out of nervousness than anything. Am I doing harm? The temp does drop a little when I go in there each time. Its only day 2.
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  2. Andi

    Andi Songster

  3. morninggloryhatchery

    morninggloryhatchery Songster

    Jun 24, 2009
    I turn 3 times a day by hand.. sometimes 5. Automtic turners usually turn eggs very 2 - 4 hours so I would say that your just fine![​IMG]
    If you are turning them often your not gonna have any yolks get stuck to the egg and die for sure! [​IMG]
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Course, you don't really want the temp dropping frequently all the time either. I would say every 2-4 hours should be fine, though. If you're turning them every 15 minutes, that's probably a problem. [​IMG]

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