Detached air cells and automatic turner?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brookhill, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. brookhill

    brookhill Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2013
    Just wondering opinions on using the automatic turner in my Genesis 1588 with shipped eggs. From what I've read after leaving them sit upright for 48-72 hours you can turn them keeping them in the upright position. Has anyone used the automatic turner with success in these cases? Or is it better to leave them in the cardboard carton throughout and hand turn them?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I've done both and don't think it matters. In the carton you can just put something like a thick book under one end and switch it to the other end a couple times a day.
    The turner is easier, especially for forgetful people like me.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2013

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