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Decided to start incubating my own eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TwistedSerpent, May 11, 2011.

  1. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone, I've just jumped into the world of hatching my own chicks! I have a couple little giant incubators which I used to incubate snake eggs for a few years, chicks are going to be a little bit different but atleast I'm quite familier with the incubator. I'll be putting eggs in either tomorrow or the day after. I have a dark cornish and a barred rock rooster amongst barred rocks, reds, and ee hens. I will be turning them by hand, is it better to do it twice a day or 3 times?
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    It is usually better to turn them an odd number of times daily. So three times a day is great. :)

    Why? Because when you turn them 3 times daily, the side they are on the longest (Nightime)

    Changes daily. [​IMG]

    Congrats on incubating, and have fun!
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2011

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