egg turning

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddipuppy, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Songster

    Jul 22, 2009
    Mountain View, CA
    i'm gearing up for my FIRST batch of eggs ever. i have a brand new hovabator settling in and am open to ANY advice. wondering what is the ideal number of turns in a day? how important is it to have the turns equally spaced apart, like if i turn them 5 times a day between 10 am and 11 pm and then not at all at night - is that bad? calling all experts!
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I hand turn my chicken eggs 3x a day. Every 8 hours, roughly. I turn them at 7am, 3pm, & 11pm. Works well for me.
  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009

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