Egg turning

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moomee56, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. moomee56

    moomee56 Songster

    Mar 1, 2011
    So. Cal
    I heard that you have to stop egg turning 2 days befor hatching, well with bantam eggs I also heard that they might take less time to hatch then normal eggs (19-21 days) so what day would I stop turing them? day 17 or 19? I am also shipping my eggs. Do I have to let them sit for 24 hours?
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    you could always split the difference and stop turning on day 19. I usually stop on day 19 for all my chicken eggs unless I hear peeping. I have a turning cradle though, so I've actually had chicks hatch while the incubator was still turning.

    I've read you should let them sit anywhere from 8 hours to 24 hours. I personally go with 8 as I am not very patient.

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