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Confused on when to stop turning eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flashy2003, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Flashy2003

    Flashy2003 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is were I'm thrown off. Chicken eggs typically take 21 days to hatch. Correct. And my incubator is an automatic turning unit. It is factory set to stop turning two days before hatching. That is day 19. And everyone says stop turning on day 18. Which is it? Am I missing something?
     
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  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stop turning on day 18.
     
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can actually stop turning them between 3-5 days before they are expected to hatch.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Not everyone here!! You are reading the factory book. DO NOT READ THE BOOK. Those people never saw a chicken that didn't say Foster Farms on the wrapper.
     
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  5. Flashy2003

    Flashy2003 Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry. I had it backwards. LOL. The bator stops turning two days prior to hatching. With is day 19. But allot of people say stop on day 18. Post edited
     
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  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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  7. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the same way you did.. I too was like so make sure it isn't turning on day 18 or day 19. lOL

    Same same way...

    Now I just stop whenever my bator says 3 days left...

    Sometimes even a day before that, lol, and a day after.. Okay haven't done that yet, but I bet I do one day...
    Wink wink
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Day 17, 18 or 19 will work. Most do it sometime on day 18. The main thing is to know that its time to stop turning an get your humidity up if you hear chirping no matter what day it is. Otherwise shoot for day 18.
     
  9. Flashy2003

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    Ok thanks, I guess ill stick to day 18.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Good idea. Keeps things uniform on the forums. [​IMG]
     

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