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Day 18 - No turning Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sjutton, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. sjutton

    sjutton Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, we have candled and I believe we have chicks on the way. Here's the question. When do you acutally stop turning and remove the turner? The start of day 18 or the end of day 18. We set the eggs on Feb 6 around 9:30am.

    When should we take out the turner?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    At the end of day 18 you stop the turner and take it out...lay the eggs down on the wire mesh

    Turning is from day 1 to the end of day 18...

    Up the humidity between 60 to 70% anywhere in that range...No opening the bator for the last 3 days....
     
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  3. sjutton

    sjutton Out Of The Brooder

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    So that would mean we stop turning on Sunday morning not Saturday.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Day 18 for you will be Sat. evening if you set your eggs on the morning of the 6th....you will stop your turning that evening....
     
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  5. sjutton

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    So smack dab in the middle of Day 18 - we can do that! We're getting so excited here!
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

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    In the late evening is better....8 or 9 p.m.

    You turn from day 1 to the evening of day 18.......
     
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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks sjutton for posting this question. I was about to ask myself. I am on day 15 and couldn't remember when to stop turning on day 18.
    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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