Egg Turner Question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by willow_lane, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. willow_lane

    willow_lane Out Of The Brooder

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    Tomorrow is day 15 for my quail eggs. What opinions are there on what to do with the egg turner? Should I just unplug it and leave the eggs in it, or should I remove the turner and place the eggs on the bottom of the bator?

    Also I will take any advice for the hatching period. Thanks
     
  2. Isablahblah

    Isablahblah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i used one and it was awsome really good hatching rate just take it out 3 or 4 days before they hatch [​IMG] [​IMG])
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I would take the egg turner out, because they could get hung in the turner.
     
  4. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    I don't have a fancy egg turner, but if I did, I would take it out and set the eggs on the wire, up the humidity to +50%, and enter lock-down mode.
     
  5. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On mine i take the turner out on day 14 and bump the humidity up to around 70
     
  6. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Take the turner put & put a piece of something on top of the wire for a couple days. I use a piece of carboard . saves on feet & helps survival rate . & you can just throw the carboard away when done . Make shure that the hatchlings can't get under the cardboard they will hide under it & die .
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    If you have a still air(no fan) then make sure eggs stay at the same hight. DONT put anything slick in there or they will get slip tenons. Need good footing. fine wire is ok.

    good luck on your hatch!!!!!!!!

    remove from turner if you can keep then at the same hight or have a forced air incubator.
     
  8. quailraisingMan

    quailraisingMan Out Of The Brooder

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    were u buy a egg turner? sorry, noob here :\\
     
  9. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    buy one at GQF.COM or tractor supply.com
     
  10. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remove the rack of turner and place them straight on the netting with rack of your incubator. I find that they hatch quite easily when the eggs are snuggly in place.
     

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