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egg turners

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JFL1950, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. JFL1950

    JFL1950 Out Of The Brooder

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    just curious what would happen if you kept the eggs in the turner till they started pipping then removed them to antor incubater for hatching?
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ive done that without any problem. Ive also forgotten to move them and found little chicks riding the turner back and forth. LOL

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  3. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't recommend this, the babies can get stuck in the turner, The yellow one i have for my hovabator has huge gaps in the middle and if a chick was to fall down there and not be able to get out the turner would lock it's neck inbetween the trays.
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, it could hazardous to the chicks if you dont remember to check the eggs frequently and move them as soon as the pip.

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  5. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
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    i live them in the turner because in moving the eggs, i've accidentally broke some which is heartbreaking at 19 days in. so i leave the turner in there but just turn it off on day 19.
     

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