Egg turner not working for several days, please advise

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sue in NH, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Sue in NH

    Sue in NH In the Brooder

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    Just realized my egg turner was disengaged for a few days, probably between days 3 to 7.

    What can I expect?
    Is there hope? Should I start again?
    I can get more eggs from my hens pretty easily.
     
  2. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Not sure, but I'd try to keep going with the hatch. This is really just a bump....
     
  3. I am not so sure that all chickens turn their eggs as they should...heck if my boys were chickens they would not be turned at all LOL I would just keep going and see what happens.
     
  4. Sue in NH

    Sue in NH In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the encouragement. I 'm also wondering, does anyone know what not turning eggs enough does? Do the chicks end up deformed? Or is it just a matter of them not developing at all...

    I'm going to candle tonight, but I've got to wait until its totally dark, as I don't have a dark enough closet!
     

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