Egg turner question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1eyejer, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. 1eyejer

    1eyejer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i finally broke down and ordered an egg turner and i must say that i am extremely excited. My question is when you stop turning on the last few days of incubation, do you take the eggs out of the turner..I realize that this might be a silly question and there will probably be instructions come with it..But, Im asking anyway
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  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave them in and just unplug the turner when it is in the upright position
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I take the turner out. Newly hatched chicks can get a leg caught in the rails and break the leg struggling to get out.
    Also, it's a pain cleaning the turner after a hatch.
     
  4. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Yes, yes, yes take them out of the turner! I almost had a chick death when a chick hatched early and was still in the turner. It got stuck underneath it and luckily I found it in time. Had I not checked the bator that morning, I'm sure it would have died while I was at work that day.
     
  5. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I take them out of the turner and place them in egg cartons to hatch with the big end up. Saves on the cleanup. [​IMG]
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I take them out of the turner and place them in egg cartons to hatch with the big end up. Saves on the cleanup. [​IMG]

    I was doing this for a while but I just started using the turner instead I hatch mostly quail A coupla chicken hatches this past year but I started hatching last January and have been hatching non stop since then both in a homemade and A HB but I am home during the day so I do not have any days that I forget to check the incy at least 2-5 times a day might make a differance
     

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