Egg turning question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abritton77, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. abritton77

    abritton77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put some eggs in yesterday and am going to have to go out of town tomorrow at noon and will be gone for 24 hrs at least. Nobody will be home to turn them and I am wondering if I should get my father in-law to come do it or will they be ok?
     
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  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Get him to come. The reason we turn is to prevent the embryo from sticking to the internal membranes of the egg. This is most pronounced during the early stages of incubation.
    If you cant, you cant. But if you can, make it happen.
     
  3. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cancel your trip. Lives are at stake here. [​IMG]
    Hopefully you can get someone to turn them.
     
  4. abritton77

    abritton77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure my father in law will come out and turn them. I figure if I turn them before I leave and he comes out before going to bed they should be ok.
     
  5. bwyatt

    bwyatt Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 3 to day 7 is the most important time to turn eggs. I have started on day 3 and quit turning on day 7 a couple of hatches as an experiment and had good results both times.

    Bill
     
  6. Davaroo

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    Quote:That sums it up - early part of the incubation period.
     
  7. bwyatt

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    That info came from Brower. I bought a top hatch incubator years ago and that info was in the instructions.
    I have hatched quail eggs without turning and got 60% average rate. Hatch rate a little better with turning.

    Bill
     
  8. Davaroo

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    Quote:Yeah, the embryo is at its most vulnerable during the first week. With its delicate tracery of veins and fragile nature, most of the older texts admonish one to take great care to both turn the egg - and do so with great care - during the first phase of incubation.
     
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